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1. The School of the Americas: Military
2. Long Gray Lines: The Southern
3. Cadet Gray: Your Guide to Military
4. The Enemy Within: Saving America
5. Military High Schools in America
6. Manual of Road Construction and
7. Peterson's How the Military Will
8. Patriot School: The United States
9. The American Pre-College Military
10. The Institute - Virginia Military
11. Manual Of Field Fortification,
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14. Arms and the Boy: Military Training
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1. The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas (American Encounters/Global Interactions)
by Lesley Gill
Paperback: 304 Pages (2004-01-01)
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Located at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, the School of the Americas (soa) is a U.S. Army center that has trained more than sixty thousand soldiers and police, mostly from Latin America, in counterinsurgency and combat-related skills since it was founded in 1946. So widely documented is the participation of the School’s graduates in torture, murder, and political repression throughout Latin America that in 2001 the School officially changed its name to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. Lesley Gill goes behind the façade and presents a comprehensive portrait of the School of the Americas. Talking to a retired Colombian general accused by international human rights organizations of terrible crimes, sitting in on classes, accompanying soa students and their families to an upscale local mall, listening to coca farmers in Colombia and Bolivia, conversing with anti-soa activists in the cramped office of the School of the Americas Watch—Gill exposes the School’s institutionalization of state-sponsored violence, the havoc it has wrought in Latin America, and the strategies used by activists seeking to curtail it.

Based on her unprecedented level of access to the School of the Americas, Gill describes the School’s mission and training methods and reveals how its students, alumni, and officers perceive themselves in relation to the dirty wars that have raged across Latin America. Assessing the School’s role in U.S. empire-building, she shows how Latin America’s brightest and most ambitious military officers are indoctrinated into a stark good-versus-evil worldview, seduced by consumer society and the "American dream," and enlisted as proxies in Washington’s war against drugs and "subversion." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars very informative
If you have ever wanted to know more about the School of the Americas, or need information for research (as I did) this book has a lot of great information and history of the topic.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Study of the School of the Assassins
This is an extremely well written study of the military training given to soldiers from all over Latin America. It explains how various ideologies have been used over the past sixty years in order to justify military repression of social movements and the quest for democratic institutions. It examine how the original ideology of containing communism morphed into the war on drugs; and finally into the war on terrorism. This should be required reading for any course on foreign relations or international relations.

3-0 out of 5 stars School of the Americas: Another U.S. Government Conspiracy?
America has done it again: bred killers. Lesley Gill, author of School of the Americas, and of Colombia: Unveiling U.S. Policy, has written another book on her disappointment in the U.S. government. This book is yet another revelation of how the U.S. government's foreign policy is creating more damage than is necessary in its position; the U.S. government has a predisposition to place its many hands in situations all over the world in order to `protect' its interests. In Gill's School of the Americas, she explores an area where the U.S. has interfered in the well being of a country or nation. Her book examines the military institution, School of the Americas (SOA, currently known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) that trains Latin American soldiers to learn the American way of `combating' insurgence by using violence.
According to Gill, the school has become an important place for Latin American social climbers. After they graduate, they go back to their countries in order to take control of the military and political situation. There are many, many, many other problems Gill raises concerning the SOA. Nevertheless, what this book lacks is a balanced point of view. Gill, as an anthropologist, looks at interference in a negative way. The issues she brings up in her book are all masks disguising the real issue and point that she has concluded from the very start of her book; The SOA belongs to the bad people.
From the very first pages of the book the SOA is immediately condemned for getting involved in Latin America. Shouldn't the U.S. government let them be? Gill's answer is evidently yes. The U.S. government should not try to get involved in Latin America and should concentrate on its own domestic policy. After all, the United States has a long history of committing to supporting dictators and abusers around the world (does Osama bin Laden ring a bell anyone?), including Latin America. The American values that are taught by the SOA to its students are horrific according to the author. America views itself as superior, due to the notion of "Euro-American" superiority, and the "self-asserted superiority has justified almost any policy that the "civilized" chose to enact on the inhabitants of the Third World, or on the slaves, immigrant laborers, and indigenous people of the Americas" (31) Granted that these values may be mystified in a way, the fact is that these students are here by choice and even though it may be another way for America to assert its Imperialism-that's how the world works. Whatever their reason is to be there, should the school be held accountable for choices a few of the graduates make when they graduate?
Gill states that the "exclusive settings" in the SOA "aggravated the polarization of the world into "our people" and "the enemy," and they intensified forms of racism and class exclusion that were already widespread." (236) Here she is referring to the disconnect between these officers trained in the school and the civilians in their countries (as well as the other officers trained elsewhere). Gill seems to simplify the situation and lay blame on the school-most of these countries she is writing about are countries with military-like rule, ultimately placing the army at just about an equal status to the political leader.
I'm not a supporter of the SOA and I don't believe the American foreign policy is just. But we should be able to lay the blame where it is needed. The author fails to pull herself out from the proximity of the situation to look at it from a wider perspective. Although Gill gives a somewhat sympathetic voice of the students in the SOA through the interviews, she has an incredibly one-sided argument. Her book has a strong emphasis on the students who return to their homeland only to generate more violence rather than prevent further violence from occurring. However, for the most part, all the other graduates are ignored. What are the statistics on the `bad apples' and what percentage do they constitute of all the graduates? On the last page of her book she writes "some movement activists see a positive part for the U.S. military to play in Latin America and object only to what they view as the aberrant behavior of the SOA, particularly the murder of priests and nuns by its graduates." This sentence is pretty much the vast majority of the view from the other side of the road. We do not hear much more than that and we are not given half the amount of evidence given to support her first and foremost conclusion that we encounter from the first couple of pages of the introduction.
I repeat, this is an anthropologist's perspective and if you thought you were going to be reading a more balanced book that will give you insight as to what needs to be done to eliminate violent acts in Latin America but at the same time diminish the involvement of foreign powers in the region, then this isn't the book for you. This doesn't deal with much of the foreign policy and the reasons behind it. It doesn't present solutions, only problems. Is closing down the SOA a solution? Would it eliminate the violence in Latin America? The author does not present to us at what point the U.S. should draw the line on when it should involve itself in Latin America's domestic difficulties. This book simply looks at the SOA, its graduates, American values and the courses taught in the school. So, what about the most important aspect of the reason the SOA was developed, the American government?

4-0 out of 5 stars The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's Review of The School of the Americas
After reading the introduction to Lesley Gill's The School of the Americas (SOA), I felt stimulated to resolve some of my long-standing issues with the United States involvement in the Cold War - especially regarding the military's ability to withstand the freezing temperatures during this crucial period in world history.Unfortunately, upon conclusion I too was left with a chilly feeling.It may have been the brain freeze from the Popsicle I licked too fast, but more likely from the lack of hard evidence portrayed in the following chapters.I was impressed with the extent of research and fieldwork done to complete Gill's study of the United States military training facility on Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, however, I also was sedated by page after of page of expendable information that only seemed to add to the number of minutes before I could warm up again in a hot bath with the Bush twins.
The tone of this perpetual debate over the United States involvement and manipulation of Latin American countries during and after the Cold War has escalated in recent years in response to the number of military officials, trained in the SOA that have violated international human rights laws such as torture, mass violence, and genocide. This is likely the justification for Gill's book - a firsthand assessment of the School's mission and training methods alluding to some connection between the School and the acts of terror committed in Latin and South America.
The author's first mistake was her decision to bring up the attacks of September 11, 2005 in the opening paragraph, and make a parallel to the atrocities in Latin America. She claims the US has been involved in countless terrorist acts around the world and is capable of covering them up by using non-Americans to do their "dirty work.""The American state rules less through the control of territory than through the penetration and manipulation of subordinate states that retain considerable political independence (pg 3)."At first this seemed to set the stage for a great book.Who doesn't like conspiracy theories?I almost picked up the phone to call Michael Moore, but I decided to read on instead.Gill proposes the idea that the United States government is partially responsible for various atrocities based on their history of providing military training and equipment to insurgents and guerillas for personal benefits.Nevertheless, where should we place the blame?On the assassin who is trained and ordered to carry out these attacks or on the person who actually is funding or teaching or even ordering these attacks to occur?As Bush would say, "we aren't here to play the blame game."
The author's proposal to place blame on the US government can be emotionally inspiring for the reader, but it doesn't actually prove anything unless more evidence is found.241 pages later, with my bladder on the verge of exploding and my eyes blood shot red, she finally refers back to the attacks on the World Trade Center.She reemphasizes the enormous amount of power the United States holds as a modern day empire, and therefore is capable of spreading world peace as well as mass violence around the world.The obvious assumption is lacking the distinction between the violence that took place and the actual control the school may have had in preventing it.For many years the impunity of the United States government has allowed them to create international laws, impose democracy worldwide, and frankly do anything they want and get away with it.Nevertheless, the School of the Americas has many questions to answer for the violence that plagued South and Central America over the years.However, to what extent are they responsible for the terror?Gill fails to address any specifics from a historical context and this leaves the reader as well as the author with no one to blame."Isn't it ironic...don't you think?"
Aside from my disappointment in Gill proving a conspiracy against the United States, she takes an unexpected perspective as a cultural anthropologist.Her theme seemed to be less about the political consequences of SOA graduates, and more about US government spreading the American culture and way of life through training facilities such as the SOA.Latin trainees are given the opportunity to learn military tactics from a superior country, but Gill discovered that the networks established and the cultural experience has a much greater effect than the actual military training itself.Imperialism is no longer a product of war fought by soldiers to spread its borders; it's driven psychologically by spreading American culture and ideals as an essential core for socio-economic success.Unfortunately for the trainees, their perception of American culture couldn't be more skewed under the confines of the SOA.They are isolated from any real culture that is distinctive all over the country, and are spoon-fed a constructed environment which seems more like Pleasantville than the reality as we know it.
Lesley Gill has proven she is an excellent ethnographer and researcher in the School of the Americas.Her scholarly approach unfortunately lacks any hard evidence needed to bring justice for so many victims of state-sponsored violence.It ironically leaves the author in a position to have no other option but to sympathize with the school - a surprising stance based on her preemptive liberal agenda that seemed to plague the early chapters.This book highlights the important role the US plays because of the amount of power they hold.It is easy to say that we are a world power but with that power our every move is studied, criticized, mimicked, and vitally consequential.As a world power we should not only be a positive role model to spread peace and bring justice, we should understand that our actions, although seemingly beneficial at the time, may eventually come back to bite us in the ass. In my opinion, rather than spending four years researching a self-conscious facility with only trashcans of shredded paper left to find the dirt, she might as well spend ten minutes in Guantanamo Bay to uncover real human rights violations.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gill Illuminates Global Secrets
I can still recall my curiosity as a young girl hearing the cryptically delivered advice from one woman to another: "Honey, what you do in the dark will certainly come out in the light, e---ver--y time." Today, the quotation comes immediately to mind as I think about Lesley Gill's investigative book, The School of the Americas: Military Training and Political Violence in the Americas.Perhaps my juxtaposition of Gill's book and the chatter between women appears as an unlikely pairing, but her disclosures of US involvement with Latin Americans, particularly up and coming military officers, certainly reveals North America's clandestine activities illuminated by an astute writer.
Gill, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University, prevails as the consummate teacher who seamlessly employs vocabulary for both the novice and the experienced student of international affairs.Her ease of language serves as a major draw in understanding how American leaders exploited the School of the Americas, located first in Panama and later in Columbus, Georgia, to underhandedly endorse corrupt Latino governmental officials.Having also authored Teetering on the Rim:Global Restructuring, Daily Life, and the Armed Retreat of the Bolivian State and Precarious Dependencies: Gender, Class and Domestic Service in Bolivia, Gill is well armed (pardon the pun) in Latin American study and the myriad dimensions of corrupt political rule. Beginning with the school's inception in 1941 and progressing to its name change to the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, in 2001, Gill delivers a comprehensive overview for her readers. While her expertise lies mostly with Bolivian culture, Gill adroitly summarizes the SOA's political tentacles in Peru, Argentina, Honduras, Bolivia and Nicaragua.Each re-telling of the personal stories from military officers and the disavowed personalizes her message for both her supporters and distracters.
Gill attacks what's done in presumed darkness.According to Gill, the United States grants tacit approval to innumerable human rights violations by its support of foreign enrollment at the SOA. It is obvious, right from the start, that she's appalled by the contradictory message of a nation founded on the principles of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" endorsing an institution like the SOA.When interviewed by Aaron Mandel for the magazine, American Prospect On-Line, Gill emphatically states "there is no useful purpose for the institution. It's symbolic, really, of the abusive practices from the Cold War right up to the present.It would be better closed and made into a museum to commemorate the lives of the people murdered by SOA graduates."It's almost unbelievable that given the wide ranging influence of the school, virtually no one has heard of it, including many seasoned military personnel bur that fact evolves as a major tenet of Gill's thesis.Gill clearly illuminates the long kept secret and its ancillary political, economic, and even psychological impact on SOA graduates. Students and instructors labor under the SOA motto: "all for one and one for all."Gill, however, discloses, that the motto more aptly describes the impunity (a word she uses a great deal) enjoyed by the cliquish bureaucracy.
Is Gill waging her own war? Yes, seemingly. She zealously delivers evidence to support her views and in an almost recruitment mode, appears to invite readers to align against SOA personnel and students.Readers seeking a balanced perspective might find this distracting and Gill may very well loose possible recruits because of the obviously liberal leanings of the book.Fervency may appear as propaganda and likened to SOA proponents.In fact, some of her fellow armor bearershave created a web-site that not only lists previous graduates, but features a logo of a skull wearing a graduation cap with a lynch man's noose substituted for the traditional tassel.Lest there be any question about its meaning, "Shut down the SOA" is blazoned across the logo of the school which websters renamed the "School of the Assassins." IIf one is to believe the numerous atrocities (as I do) then anything less than total conviction by the author would appear shallow and yet, too much emotion lends itself to hell and damnation preaching. Fortunately, for her readers, Gill has not ascended to the pulpit, albeit, a call close at times.
To her credit, Gill moves a step beyond the women in my mother's kitchen who simply recited admonitions.She acts. Gill sends a warning to governmental and military leaders who wield too much power against the powerless that she will be a torch bearer against continued human on human atrocities.
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2. Long Gray Lines: The Southern Military School Tradition, 1839-1915
by Rod Jr. Andrew
Paperback: 184 Pages (2004-02-28)
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Military training was a prominent feature of higher education across the nineteenth-century South. Virginia Military Institute and the Citadel, as well as land-grant schools such as Texas A&M, Auburn, and Clemson, organized themselves on a military basis, requiring their male students to wear uniforms, join a corps of cadets, and subject themselves to constant military discipline. Several southern black colleges also adopted a military approach.

Challenging assumptions about a distinctive "southern military tradition," Rod Andrew demonstrates that southern military schools were less concerned with preparing young men for actual combat than with instilling in their students broader values of honor, patriotism, civic duty, and virtue. Southerners had a remarkable tendency to reconcile militarism with republicanism, Andrew says, and following the Civil War, the Lost Cause legend further strengthened the link in southerners' minds between military and civic virtue.

Though traditionally black colleges faced struggles that white schools did not, notes Andrew, they were motivated by the same conviction that powered white military schools--the belief that a good soldier was by definition a good citizen. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A history that prompts broad thinking on education and society
Read one way, this is a straightforward history of military colleges and secondary schools in the American south in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Crisply organized chapters deal with the views that undergirded the military schools movement, the founding of state colleges like Virginia Military Institute and the Citadel, the many effects of the Civil War, how the South responded to the Morrill Act that established the land grant colleges, and the tensions between "militarism" and "republicanism" that the military colleges had to resolve.

There's a fine essay on the system of discipline for cadets and how it came to incorporate legal protections recognized in American society.Another chapter traces the history of the separate military schools for African-Americans (Hampton was the most famous).

Read another way, this book addresses historical narratives of the ante-bellum South, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.Andrew challenges historians who have argued that the popularity of military schooling in the South derived from slavery and racism, and he succeeds in adding more depth and texture to discussion of the issue.Southern educators and parents were affected both by regional and national culture; law; concepts of duty, honor, virtue, and citizenship; reflections on adolescence; the economic development of the south; and the evolution of thinking on education and its purposes.

This is history, but as always history sparks thinking on the present.The legacy of the cultural values that supported the military schools, a century or more later, can be seen in the number of young men and women from the South who serve in the armed forces.

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3. Cadet Gray: Your Guide to Military Schools, Military Colleges and Cadet Programs
by Valentine Delvecchio
Paperback: 258 Pages (1997-06)
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4. The Enemy Within: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on Our Churches, Schools, and Military
by Michael Savage
Paperback: 272 Pages (2005-03-08)
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Talk radio sensation and New York Times bestselling author Michael Savage again goes for the jugular in this latest brash, incendiary attack on the corrosive effects of liberalism on our culture. Where The Savage Nation took shots at everything under the political spectrum, this book focuses squarely on the dangers assailing the cornerstones of American life, pointing out how liberal propaganda and agendas are seeping into our churches, our schools, even our families. Bold, sometimes angry, and always controversial, this book is pure, no-holds-barred Michael Savage, one of the strongest, most original voices in America today.

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Popular radio host Michael Savage returns to print with another attack on the forces of liberalism that he believes are tearing America apart. Using the same brash, abrasive style in his writing that has become a trademark of his radio show, he writes that "the Left operates specifically to undermine God, country, family, and the military" and that liberalism is "either treason or insanity" or "a mental disorder."He also takes on illegal immigration, the state of health care in the U.S., the "Hollywood Idiots," and the decline of schools and morality in general, all of which he blames on Liberals. Savage also drops bombshells such as: "Federal courts and judges in America today are to be more feared than al-Qaida," and Ruth Bader Ginsberg's appointment to the Supreme Court is "akin to appointing the general counsel of the Ku Klux Klan to the bench."

Statements as bombastic as these deserve to be backed up with substance and well-thought out arguments, yet Savage offers little more than an anecdote or two before moving on to the next rant. This is not to say he doesn't make some good points or highlight blatant abuses by government, questionable suits brought by the ACLU, or morally bankrupt product coming out of Hollywood, but one can't help noticing that several shades of gray have been left out of his black-and-white arguments. Due to this lack of hard facts and background, Savage's book is not particularly convincing. Still, Savage does consistently challenge readers with controversial opinions and conclusions, so it would be a shame for potential readers to dismiss his book simply on ideological grounds alone. And if he really sets your blood boiling, you can always call him up on his show and take him to task. --Shawn Carkonen ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Michael Weiner: The Nutjob within
If you want to read a book by someone who was actually born with the name Savage, then Dan Savage, the gay sex advice columnist has a number of books, one being "Skipping Towards Gomorrah." That being a satire of Robert Borks religious right diatribe (which I wrote a review on by the way). Now, Michael Weiner has written a rightwing book that anyone in the far right might like. The majority of Americans though would be frightened by this rambling and hate filled prose. Weiner believes that the government should endorse religion and if you don't agree, then you are basically persecuting those on the far religious right. I have never followed this argument, it makes no darn sense. I as a nonbeliever don't require the government to state my beliefs aren't true. But not doing so, they aren't persecuting me. Weiner believes that the 10 Commandments are a basis for our Constitution. NO, they are not.

Our constitution was a product of the Enlightenment. They gave rights, the 10 commandments are prohibitions, nothing giving or guaranteeing liberty. Weiner gives a BS quote on James Madison in support of the 10 commandments. This made up quote goes against previous statements (those that are actually verified) of Madison. There is no original source on this quote. Basically someone on the far right thought, "Hey, how do we say the founders wanted a nation ruled by the Christian right? Hey, let's make up some quotes! Yeah, that's the ticket!" They to be fair, might not have said the Jon Lovitz line. Weiner also believesthat homosexuality is pretty much ok as long as you never tell anyone or display the slightest hint that you might be gay.

For example, you better dare not mention you watch "Will and Grace" to someone at the office. If you wear a triangle on your shirt it better be blue or black but any color then pink! Savage also in the book compares gays to the Nazis and himself to the persecuted Jews. Is this man on drugs? He hates libs in Hollywood from speaking out. See he thinks freedom of speech is fine along as it applies to rightwing loudmouths but dont' you libs in Hollywood dare use your own freedom of speech! Lastly if you are a lib in Hollywood and you say Bush was wrong and you say it overseas then you hate America! See, this only applies when the left does it. When Palin criticized Obama overseas in Hong Kong, they didn't give a damn about that. Why anyone would think disagreement with a president equals hating America, I have no idea. This "principle" never applies when a dem is in the oval office by the way. Then he is a Secret nazi/commie/muslim born in Kenya.If youjudge Weiner based on your statements you might conclude if he ever became president there might be actual political reeducation campswhere 2/3 of Hollywood plus the leadership of many progressive organization might find themselves.

1-0 out of 5 stars Does He Still Get Published?
I'm familiar with Michael Savage (not his REAL name) being a notorious hate-radio bigot who spews his racist, mysogynistic, and anti-Semitic trash over the airwaves. What he actually knows about schools, churches and the military wouldn't fill a thimble. His career has been in a tailspin in recent years, and I don't know if he's come up with anything new lately. Naturally it was put out by the crackpot World News Daily people. I saw this garbage title listed in a catalog for $5.95, where it was originally priced at $27.99, so obviously he can't even give this stuff away anymore.

1-0 out of 5 stars The Enemy Within
I read about 3 chapters in this book and thought it was terribly crude.I don't usually throw a book in the trash, but this one made to "file 13".

5-0 out of 5 stars Another winner
I think what bugs me most, is that Savage is often labeled as right wing or some other foolish title.He's just common sense with decency, all blended together.This, and every other book he has written speaks nothing but the truth.Great, great read.

1-0 out of 5 stars Shock Jock, Not Political Pundit
I borrowed this from the library thinking it might give some sort of insight into the conservative mind, but it turned out to just be a few hundred pages of lame insults and vague attacks.

Savage slams out a bunch of outrageous personal opinions, but doesn't back them up with any kind of fact, research, or serious political philosophy.

It's a shame that someone can get so popular just by insulting other people. ... Read more

5. Military High Schools in America
by William Trousdale
Paperback: 416 Pages (2009-04-30)
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Once considered a bastion of learning, leadership, and disciplined lifestyle, today’s private military academies are often regarded as expensive holding facilities for unwanted, incorrigible boys who have nowhere else to go. Their depiction in popular media has reinforced the impression that they are boot camps disguised as educational institutions. The reality is far more complex and far more encouraging. Using a decade of participant observation research, including serving as an instructor at some of these schools, anthropologist William Trousdale explores the contemporary experience of military school life. From the admissions office to the daily life in barracks, classrooms, playing fields, and social events, he describes how these schools endeavor to realize their mission of creating educated, mature young men from largely at-risk youth and the challenges—both met and unmet—in doing so. This volume will be of interest to anyone interested in the fields of secondary and alternative education, at-risk youth, and the military and society. ... Read more

6. Manual of Road Construction and Maintenance, Compiled at the School of Military Engineering
by Anonymous
Paperback: 218 Pages (2010-03-09)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

7. Peterson's How the Military Will Help You Pay for College: The High School Student's Guide to Rotc, the Academies, and Special Progra MS
by Don M. Betterton
 Paperback: 169 Pages (1990-04)
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Description of the military's financial aid programs for college students, including ROTC, attendance at the service academies, and various special programs. ... Read more

8. Patriot School: The United States Military Academy At West Point (Cover-To-Cover Informational Books)
by Allen B. Boyer
Library Binding: 72 Pages (2005-08-31)
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9. The American Pre-College Military School: A History and Comprehensive Catalog of Institutions
by Samuel J. Rogal
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2009-05-13)
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Both a history of the pre-college military school in the United States and a reference guide to the institutions past and present, this comprehensive work begins by discussing several notable military school founders, including Southern Industrial Institute founder Rev. Lyman Ward, New York Military Academy founder Charles Jefferson Wright, and St. John's Military Academy founder Sidney Thomas Smythe, among others. It discusses the role of religious organizations in founding and maintaining military institutions, as well as a range of other topics: faculties and administrators; curricular changes and innovations since the 19th century; escalating tuition costs and the role of money in determining a school's success or failure; and the future of the pre-college military school. A second part lists some 355 individual schools and summarizes the history of each, providing details on enrollments and tuitions. ... Read more

10. The Institute - Virginia Military Institute
by Geoffrey Norman
 Hardcover: 224 Pages (1997-01-01)
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One year in the life of the Cadet Corps at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. With over 150 color photographs and a text with essays and interviews with prominent graduates, the authors spent weeks at the "post", in the barracks, classrooms, messhall and on the Parade ground with the cadets and the first year class called "Rats". ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Institute - Virginia Military Institute
I highly recommend this book.The author and photographer have done a masterful job of capturing the essence of VMI.This should be required reading for all prospective cadets.

5-0 out of 5 stars Superlative combination of images and text
This is a very impressive book. The photography is exceptional, and the reproduction of the images on these pages is of high quality. You can practically count the individual threads in the cadets' coatees. I was also pleased to find that the captions accompanying the photos tend to explain what's happening in them, or at least provide some sort of context to the images.

An explanation of the Ratline and the phenomenon of Rat year is an essential component of any book about VMI, and Geoffrey Norman's text does a fine job here, too. This book was produced with the cooperation of VMI itself, and that access shows in the detail and thoroughness with which the VMI experience is explained. It may well be true that nobody who hasn't been through the Ratline can ever truly understand it -- but within those limitations, I feel like I have a much better grasp of what is involved, and what it all means, than I did before.

Certainly this book would make a fine gift for a VMI alum, or something he (or she!) would like to get for themselves. VMI parents and friends would get a lot out of it too, as would students and parents thinking about attending the Institute.I've been doing what I can to find and read as many books about "the I" as possible, and so far this is one of the, or perhaps THE, very best. I don't see that evaluation changing any time soon

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!
This really is a very nice book, with fabulous photgraphy which makes the book worth every penny of its price.The book was written just before the admission of women to its school, and therefore focuses on it being an all male school.

One of the things I loved about this book is how contemporary it is.Normally when I have picked up books on military colleges, the author spends pages and pages going on about the schools hisotry and its early formation and those whowere involved in it.A miniscule amount of time is spent looking at the lives of cadets and how the school is structured (such was the case with Drawing out the Man, a historical book by a VMI grad). Fortunetly this is not the case with the Institute. The book looks at the lives of Rats (first year cadets) as it is right now and their transitions through the school.

This book has also taught me how far VMI has come.VMI is not afraid of positive making positive changes.Unlike another somewhat infamous military college.VMI will shed some of it more archaic traditions in order to be welcoming to others (There were several shots of multi-ethnic cadets).The school has seemed to shed some of its old emphasis on worhipping the Confederate Old South.And has now turned into a school dedicated to educating young people and building them up with character and fortitude. Which in my eyes is what makes this school truly great and unique.

I am too old to attend VMI now, but if I could I would quickly enter.

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11. Manual Of Field Fortification, Military Sketching And Reconnaissance (1871)
by School Of Military Engineering
Hardcover: 284 Pages (2008-10-27)
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone! ... Read more

12. The Wilkes County Papers, 1773-1833: A Compilation of the Genealogical Information Found in Collections of Loose Court, Estate, Land, School, Military, Marriage, and Other Records of the
by Robert Scott Davis
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13. Finding resolutions.(Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Course at Military Police School): An article from: Soldiers Magazine
by Beth Reece
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Title: Finding resolutions.(Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Course at Military Police School)
Author: Beth Reece
Publication: Soldiers Magazine (Magazine/Journal)
Date: November 1, 2004
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 59Issue: 11Page: 19(1)

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14. Arms and the Boy: Military Training in Schools and Colleges, Its Value in Peace and Its Importance in War, With Many Practical Suggestions for the Course ... Successful Systems Now in Operation [1916]
by Leigh Robinson Gignilliat
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Originally published in 1916.This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. ... Read more

15. Will Rogers, Cadet: A Record Of His Two Years As A Cadet At The Kemper Military School
by A. M. Hitch
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Compiled From Letters From His Fellow Cadets And Interviews With Them And From School Records. ... Read more

16. What Every Mom Needs to Know about Military School!
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17. Manual of Military Signaling for the Use of the Regular Army, National Guard, Military Schools and Colleges
by Charles Gould Morton
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

18. Military Schools and Courses of Instruction in the Science and Art of War; In France, Prussia, Austria, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Sardinia,
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The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Title: Military Schools and Courses of Instruction in the Science and Art of War : in France, Prussia, Austria, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Sardinia, England, and the United States; Original Publisher: New York : E. Steiger; Publication date: 1872; Subjects: Military education; ... Read more

19. A Manual of Signals; For the Use of Signal Officers in the Field, and for Military and Naval Students, Military Schools, Etc
by Albert James Myer
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General Books publication date: 2009Original publication date: 1872Original Publisher: D. Van NostrandSubjects: Signals and signalingBiography ... Read more

20. The Soviet school of courage and warcraft: The main principles and methods of training soldiers in the Soviet Armed Forces (Military series)
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