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Brief Points : An Almanac for Parents and Friends of U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen, Third Edition - Ross Mackenzie

Brief Points

An Almanac for Parents and Friends of U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen, Third Edition

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The Naval Academy's culture is a unique and sometimes baffling phenomenon to the outside world, but with this newly updated guide in hand relatives and friends of midshipmen will find answers to all the questions they might have about Academy life. Since it was first published more than a decade ago, parents have relied on the almanac for insights into their sons' and daughters' experiences at Annapolis. Now the son of the original author has taken on the responsibility of bringing the popular reference up to date.

An Academy graduate, active duty naval officer, and former English instructor at the Academy, the younger Mackenzie makes full use of his intimate knowledge of Annapolis to fill in the gaps. Along with the latest facts on car ownership, dating policies, athletic requirements, and disciplinary demands, you'll now find a useful guide to Internet resources. A midshipman profile and a dictionary of "Midspeak" completes the picture in a book whose title recalls the midshipmen's own manual, Reef Points, but extends its concept for outsiders seeking practical information about the Academy, the Navy, and Annapolis. Prospective applicants, graduates, newcomers to the USNA staff, and visitors seeking a memento will also be attracted to this useful guide.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Profile and Admissionsp. 1
Academicsp. 8
Militaryp. 17
Athletics and Physical Educationp. 38
Moneyp. 48
Careerp. 55
Briefer Pointsp. 64
Midspeak: A Dictionary of the U.S. Naval Academy Languagep. 105
Internet Resourcesp. 181
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9781591145066
ISBN-10: 1591145066
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st May 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.9  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised