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Duty, Honor, Country A History of West Point

ISBN-10: 0801862930
ISBN-13: 9780801862939
Edition: 2000
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Description: This text provides a history of the United States Military Academy, West Point. The account includes the recreation of the administrations of Sylvanus Thayer and Douglas MacArthur and anecdotes about those who refused to conform.

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 12.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This text provides a history of the United States Military Academy, West Point. The account includes the recreation of the administrations of Sylvanus Thayer and Douglas MacArthur and anecdotes about those who refused to conform.

Historian Stephen E. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana. Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades. He is also the founder and president of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. His works include D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan.

Foreword
Introduction
The Beginning
The Foundling
Alden Partridge
Sylvanus Thayer
Thayer's Curriculum and Faculty
The Jacksonians and the Academy
The Golden Age, 1840-1860
Cadet Life
Civil War
Stagnation
Hazing and the Negro Cadets
From Cuba to France
Douglas Macarthur
Implementing the Macarthur Reforms
Football
The Modern Academy
Afterword
Bibliography
Index

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