Book recomendations for The Citadel?

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  1. Flynner77

    Flynner77 Member

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    Hey Everyone,

    I will be attending The Citadel this coming fall and would like to study up on what type of things I'll be going through and up against. So far I've been reading Pat Conroy's Lords of Discipline. It has been a good book so far, but It'd be nice to have a non fiction book opposed to a fictional book. Any other recomendations on what I should pick up?
     
  2. Hokiephile

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    You might find this interesting:

    Marching in Step: Masculinity, Citizenship, and The Citadel in Post-World War II America (Politics and Culture in the Twentieth-Century South) by Alexander Macaulay
     
  3. 49er

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    Try Pat Conroy's My Loosing Season. You might also want to read Remember Now They Creator In The Days of They Youth by Michael Blackwell.
     
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    "My losing Season" is similar to "The Lords of Discipline" in that the cadet life described is almost 50 years ago and not an accurate picture of the current school. I dont think you can adequately prepare yourself just by reading books or magazine articles; my advice - dont take anything personal, be prepared for physical and mental stress and a busy life. Budget your time and DONT BE A QUITTER!
     
  5. 49er

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    You are correct, the story Pat tells is 45 years old (1966-1967 season); however, I think many of the ideals and concepts in the book are still relevant especially Pat’s role on the Honor Committee. I do agree; one should be mentally, academically, physically and emotionally ready for anything.
     

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