Books to read

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  1. Patriot53

    Patriot53 New Member

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    Good morning,

    I wanted to start a thread (if there is already a thread I apologize!) on books about West Point, leadership, the US Army or anything that could be helpful to students going to CBT this summer.

    Gates of Fire- Steven Pressfield is a great one
    Diary of a West Point Cadet- Preston Pysh
    Team of Teams-McChrystal
    The Unforgiving Minute- Craig Mullaney
    Absolutely American- David Lipsky

    Just to name a few!
    Feel free to add or comment

    Thank you!
     
  2. goforspaatz

    goforspaatz USAFA c/o 2020

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    I read "Duty First: West Point and the Making of American Leaders" by Ed Ruggero. Really sold me on SAs when I was young(er).
     
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    VelveteenR Just gathering dust in the nursery...

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    Brothers Forever --The Enduring Bond between a Marine and a Navy Seal that Transcended Their Ultimate Sacrifice by Tom Sileo and Colonel Tom Manion
     
  4. RocketDad

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    Absolutely American- David Lipsky - is very good. I know one of the cadets that is highlighted in the book. It's a very good read.
     
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    Relating Particularly to Female Cadets:
    Gray Girl-Susan I Spieth (fiction, but author is a graduate)
    Tough as Nails-Gail O'Sullivan Dwyer (memoir)
    Battle Dress-Amy Efaw (fiction, but author is also a graduate)

    Not really for already appointed candidates, but still a good book if a little outdated:
    The West Point Candidate Book-Sue Ross

    Finally, not related to Army, but one of my all-time favorite books that I still think about when I consider why I want to attend West Point: The Heart and the Fist: the education of a humanitarian the making of a Navy SEAL by Eric Greitens
     
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    I concur with suggesting Absolutely American...it certainly gives you an idea of what to expect, although many things have changed. My favorite for parents is The Mom's Guide to Surviving West Point. :cool:
     
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  7. Beatnavy2020

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    Gods and Generals -Jeff Shaara
     
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    Serve to Lead, Lincolns Leadership and my husbands leadership style us treat others like you want to be treated. It has worked well so far!
     

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