Army 101: Inside ROTC in a Time of War

Army 101: Inside ROTC in a Time of War

by David Axe

Hardcover

$26.48 $29.95 Save 12% Current price is $26.48, Original price is $29.95. You Save 12%.
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Usually ships within 3 days

Overview

Army 101: Inside ROTC in a Time of War by David Axe


Drawing heavily from candid interviews conducted with cadets and trainers of the Gamecock Battalion at the University of South Carolina, Army 101 traces the experiences of a representative mix of students--freshmen to seniors of both sexes and many races--essentially minoring in the military while also pursuing regular undergraduate degrees in diverse fields. Axe invites us along to witness the quagmire of confusion in a nighttime training exercise, the immersion into procedures and jargon of the classroom, and the high aspirations of candidates at Airborne School. Replete with a vivid account of the annual Ranger Challenge--the varsity sport of ROTC--and a campus visit from the commander in chief, George W. Bush, Axe's narrative follows the unit through the exercises and experiences that are designed to recast the cadets as junior officers in America's long war on terrorism. Not all guns and marches, the volume also explores the rivalry and revelry that define the cadets' off-hours as much as they characterize the lives of all college students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570036606
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 01/28/2007
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.56(d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews