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

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

by Ed Ruggero

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060931339
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Series: Harper Perennial Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Ed Ruggero is the author of Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943 and Duty First: A Year in the Life of West Point and the Making of American Leaders. He was an infantry officer in the United States Army for eleven years and is an experienced keynote speaker on leadership development. He lives in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.

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