The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966
Macmillan, Oct 15, 1999 - History - 624 pages
The first trade paperback edition of the New York Times best-seller about West Point's Class of 1966, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Rick Atkinson.
This is the story of the twenty-five-year adventure of the generation of officers who fought in Vietnam. With novelistic detail, Atkinson tells the story of West Point's Class of 1966 primarily through the experiences of three classmates and the women they loved--from the boisterous cadet years and youthful romances to the fires of Vietnam, where dozens of their classmates died and hundreds more grew disillusioned, to the hard peace and family adjustments that followed. The rich cast of characters includes Douglas MacArthur, William Westmoreland, and a score of other memorable figures. The West Point Class of 1966 straddled a fault line in American history, and Rick Atkinson's masterly book speaks for a generation of American men and women about innocence, patriotism, and the price we pay for our dreams.
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Review: The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966User Review - Steve Labarge - Goodreads
Great insight into life at the USMA. Although some things likely have changed, I sense that much of the tradition lives on today. Read full review
Review: The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966User Review - Melinda - Goodreads
Well written, hard to read. The West Point Class of 1966 dove headlong into the Vietnam War and emerged scarred and scathed and shaken. Knowing the "end of the story", it is difficult to get through ... Read full review
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