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Men of West Point, The Firt 150 Years of the United States Military Academy
Men of West Point The Firt 150 Years of the United States Military Academy Author:R. Ernest Dupuy This narrative is an attempt to show, against the background of our national history and of national crises in war and in peace, the part played therein by certain graduates of the United States Military Academy. On so restricted a canvas it has been impossible, of course, to represent all who crowd the scene, and the author has been forced to s... more »elect as examples only those who, in his opinion, most signally advanced the interests of the United States.
The final criterion in selection has been: "Did this man's deed contribute significantly to the good of the nation, to its growth and its maintenance?"
As a result, many tales of derring-do, many acts of heroism, many outstanding accomplishments of men of West Point have been regretfully discarded. Otherwise there would be no end; there is such thing as surfeit, even of good things.« less