Absolutely American

Absolutely American

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In 1998, West Point Made David Lipsky an unprecedented offer: stay at the Academy as long as you like, go wherever you wish, talk to whomever you want, to discover why some of America's most promising young people sacrifice so much to become cadets. Lipsky followed one cadet class into mess halls, barracks, classrooms, bars, and training exercises, from arrival through graduation. By telling their stories, he also examines the Academy as a reflection of our society: Are its principles of equality, patriotism, and honor quaint anachronisms, or is it still, as Theodore Roosevelt called it, the most "absolutely American" institution?show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 539 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 38.1mm | 929.88g
  • Wheeler Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • 1587245507
  • 9781587245503

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