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The Best School

West Point, 1833–1866

James L Morrison Jr

267 pages
The Kent State University Press
“Professor Morrison, a former army officer and member of the faculty at West Point, began this study…with the goal to describe and evaluate not only the curriculum and administration but also the social, military and bureaucratic aspects of the school. With impeccable research and a graceful writing style, he succeeded in his miss.”—Civil War History

“This book dissects the internal dynamic of the institution and reaches surprising and significant conclusions…Professor Morrison has produced a work of lasting value, from which historians, educators, and soldiers may all profit.”—The Public Historian