West Point: The First 200 Years: The First 200 Years

West Point: The First 200 Years: The First 200 Years #2020

West Point The First Years The First Years Coinciding with the th anniversary of the founding of the U S Military Academy at West Point in March of this PBS companion book is a celebration and examination of West Point s remarkable ro
  • Title: West Point: The First 200 Years: The First 200 Years
  • Author: John Grant Ronald H. Bailey James M. Lynch
  • ISBN: 9780762710133
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the founding of the U.S Military Academy at West Point in March of 2002, this PBS companion book is a celebration and examination of West Point s remarkable role in our nation s history It reveals the Academy s tremendous influence on our country, highlighting the most significant eras and themes of a school that in many ways is aCoinciding with the 200th anniversary of the founding of the U.S Military Academy at West Point in March of 2002, this PBS companion book is a celebration and examination of West Point s remarkable role in our nation s history It reveals the Academy s tremendous influence on our country, highlighting the most significant eras and themes of a school that in many ways is a microcosm of the nation that it serves Through engaging narrative and striking contemporary and archival photography, it offers a multifaceted portrait of the Academy in all of its tradition and pageantry, its academic and military excellence, and its fluctuation between clinging to the past and reinventing itself.Beginning with the legendary events that took place at the site of West Point prior to the establishment of the Academy, the text explores the school s humble beginnings, its later contributions as a leading engineering institution, its enormous presence in the Civil War, and the social challenges faced by West Point throughout its 200 year history, including race and gender issues Woven into the fabric of the account are stories of the larger than life characters that people the Academy s past, including Ulysses S Grant, Robert E Lee, and Douglas MacArthur as well as such colorful former cadets as Edgar Allen Poe and James Whistler.Stunning photographs of the campus as it looks today, fascinating black and white images from the Academy s archives, and photos of artifacts and memorabilia from the West Point Museum s collections are featured throughout the pages of this lavishly illustrated volume The perfect souvenir of the Academy s 200th anniversary, this book will be a treasure not just forWest Point alumni and their families, but for anyone with a spark of interest in American history.
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    Partly because I grew up as an Army brat, I ve always been fascinated by the military and naval academies, as far back as the 1950s TV series The Long Grey Line This coffee table book is a companion to a special on PBS marking the 200th anniversary of President Jefferson s founding of a military educational institution at West Point, up the Hudson from New York It s a gorgeous piece of work, with as much attention given to the text as to the pictures, tracing the Academy from its floundering fir [...]

    Well done pictorial history based on a PBS series that I didn t see The institution seemed to go through long periods of stagnation and then periodically lurch ahead a little when a particularly strong minded and forward thinking person took charge Prolonged battles were fought to modernize the curriculum, eliminate hazing, and enforce racial and gender integration.It was interesting to read about famous generals who went through West Point Some, like Robert E Lee, seemed destined for military s [...]

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