http://www.amazon.com/Peace-War-His...1010519?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1194485781&sr=1-8 About half way through reading this wonderful new book about the history of KP & Merchant Mariners. Really disturbing to read about how our WWII Merchant Mariners were treated. That part boiled my blood a bit. The book follows the history from KP's beginnings and all the struggles to today. Anyone interested in applying to the Academy should consider this book!