The Resource Carved from granite : West Point since 1902, Lance Betros, (electronic resource)

Carved from granite : West Point since 1902, Lance Betros, (electronic resource)

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Carved from granite : West Point since 1902
Title
Carved from granite
Title remainder
West Point since 1902
Statement of responsibility
Lance Betros
Title variation
West Point since 1902
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The United States Military Academy at West Point is one of America's oldest and most revered institutions. Founded in 1802, its first and only mission is to prepare young men--and, since 1976, young women--to be leaders of character for service as commissioned officers in the United States Army. West Point's success in accomplishing that mission has secured its reputation as the foremost leadership-development institution in the world. An Academy promotional poster says it this way: "At West Point, much of the history we teach was made by people we taught." Carved from Granite is the story of how West Point goes about producing military leaders of character. An opening chapter on the Academy's nineteenth-century history provides context for the topic of each subsequent chapter. As scholar and Academy graduate Lance Betros shows, West Point's early history is interesting and colorful, but its history since then is far more relevant to the issues--and problems--that face the Academy today. Drawing from oral histories, archival sources, and his own experiences as a cadet and, later, a faculty member, Betros describes and assesses how well West Point has accomplished its mission. And, while West Point is an impressive institution in many ways, Betros does not hesitate to expose problems and challenge long-held assumptions. In a concluding chapter that is both subjective and interpretive, the author offers his prescriptions for improving the institution, focusing particularly on the areas of governance, admissions, and intercollegiate athletics. Photographs, tables, charts, and other graphics aid the clarity of the discussion and lend visual and historical interest. Carved from Granite: West Point since 1902 is the most authoritative history of the modern United States Military Academy written to date. There will be lively debate over some of the observations made in this book, but if they are followed, the author asserts that the Academy will emerge stronger and better able to accomplish its vital mission in the new century and beyond."--Project Muse
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N$T
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1955-
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Betros, Lance
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
U410.L1
LC item number
B48 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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ebrary
Series statement
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University military history series
Series volume
no. 138
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  • United States Military Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • Military education
  • Military education
  • Leadership
  • HISTORY / Military / Other
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Military Science
  • Leadership
  • Military education
  • United States
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Carved from granite : West Point since 1902, Lance Betros, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old West Point: 1802-1902 -- A lion's mouth: Academy governance -- The corps starts here: admissions -- The Athenian academy: academics -- Sabers and goalposts: the physical program -- The Spartan academy: military training -- Toward a four-class system: leader development -- A corps' mission: building character -- Conclusion: character and intellect -- Appendix A. Superintendents -- Appendix B. Commandants -- Appendix C. Deans of the academic board -- Appendix D. Masters of the sword -- Appendix E. Graduate managers of athletics
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 458 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781603447874
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9786613683090
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
368309
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794003740
  • (OCoLC)ocn794003740
Label
Carved from granite : West Point since 1902, Lance Betros, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Old West Point: 1802-1902 -- A lion's mouth: Academy governance -- The corps starts here: admissions -- The Athenian academy: academics -- Sabers and goalposts: the physical program -- The Spartan academy: military training -- Toward a four-class system: leader development -- A corps' mission: building character -- Conclusion: character and intellect -- Appendix A. Superintendents -- Appendix B. Commandants -- Appendix C. Deans of the academic board -- Appendix D. Masters of the sword -- Appendix E. Graduate managers of athletics
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 458 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781603447874
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9786613683090
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
368309
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794003740
  • (OCoLC)ocn794003740

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