As a high school teacher who sometimes helps guide students through the application/nomination process to the service academies, I try to stay current (and get our school library to do the same) on books about the service academies. I have found that the least info in book format is available on the U.S. Air Force Academy! So I wanted to pass on the title of what I think is a worthwhile new non-fiction book about the Air Force Academy: "Skies to Conquer" by Diana Jean Schemo. It is basically "a year in the life at USAFA" focusing most on the incoming class; it gives a great picture of life during BCT and the first year at USAFA, and overall seems like a fair depiction of the institution and some of the issues it has dealt with in the past few years. I don't think it is quite on par with David Lipsky's West Point book, "Absolutely American," which I think sets the standard, but I would recommend it to any students or parents thinking of USAFA (and to family and friends once a student has accepted a nomination).