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Duty First : A Year in the Life of West Point and the Making of American Leaders - Ed Ruggero

Duty First : A Year in the Life of West Point and the Making of American Leaders

eBook Published: 14th September 2010
ISBN: 9780062032690
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Duty First is a penetrating account of a year inside one of America's premier schools for leadership -- the United States Military Academy -- as it celebrates the bicentennial of its founding. Ed Ruggero, a former West Point cadet and professor, takes an incisive look at how this elite school builds the "leaders of character" who will command the nation's military.

Writing with deep insight and superb narrative skill, Ruggero follows the cadet's tumultuous lives: the initial grueling training; the strict student hierarchy and intense classroom work; and the interaction between the lowly first-year plebes and the upper-class cadets who train them. Duty First also shows the role played by the majors, captains, and sergeants, who oversee everything that happens at this unique institution.

ISBN: 9780062032690
ISBN-10: 0062032690
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 14th September 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia