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People of Windsor Mountain captures the flavor of liberal-progressive boarding school life in America in the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Windsor Mountain, located in Lenox, Massachusetts, was a progressive boarding school that was socially liberal and politically left-wing. What was unique about Windsor was its people. Faculty and students were an eclectic bunch of artists, scholars, beatniks, hippies, nerds, misfits, and children of the famous and almost-famous. Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier sent their children there. Dr. Max Jacobson, the infamous Dr. Feelgood, sent his daughter there. All these children, and many more, are interviewed in this book. About the Author: Rick Goeld is the author of the non-fiction People of Windsor Mountain, and novels Sex, Lies, and Soybeans and Searching for Steely Dan.People of Windsor Mountain is a unique look into life at a liberal-progressive boarding school in the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Goeld attended Windsor Mountain, located in Lenox, Massachusetts, from 1961-63. The book combines a history of the school with the personal stories of dozens of alumni and former faculty, including the children of Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, and Dr. Max Jacobson, the infamous Dr. Feelgood. Goeld';s novels reflect his interests in a broad range of offbeat subjects. Sex, Lies, and Soybeans is a sexy techno-romp with timely messages about genetically-engineered foods and the abuse of corporate power. This story takes place in a near-future where soy has become the world's primary source of protein. When a beautiful Texas State Senator blocks soy-industry-sponsored legislation, lobbyists decide to twist a few arms - or worse - to change her mind.
Searching for Steely Dan, is a compelling coming-of-age story that sprung from Goeld's own near-obsession with the rock group Steely Dan. Protagonist Eddie Zittner is a 29-year-old Jersey boy with no job, no ambition, and a failing marriage. His obsessive behavior prompts his wife to dump him, and he takes to the sidewalks of Manhattan, searching for answers, searching for inspiration, searching for. Goeld was born in New York City, and grew up in Miami, Florida. After graduating from Windsor Mountain, he earned engineering degrees at MIT and Northeastern and had a long career in the high-tech electronics industry. Now semi-retired, he and his wife live in Scottsdale, Arizona.