West Point presents a unique visual history of an essential American institution. Built directly into the granite above the Hudson River, West Point began its military history during the Revolutionary War and continues today, preparing officers for the U.S. Army. The cadets appointed to the U.S. Military Academy march on hallowed ground, privileged to take their place in "the Long Gray Line," among America's best and brightest.
About the Author
Writer and teacher Maureen Oehler DuRant lives on the academy grounds and gives tours of West Point to some of the millions who visit each year. History enthusiast Peter E. Carroll is a lifelong resident of the area and a collector of West Point postcards, first published for tourists around 1898. Their collaboration, West Point, offers a portrait of the place, the people, and the stories that have made history.