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    read & download The Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 Rick Atkinson Ø 3 download review Ù eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Rick Atkinson One of the hazards of being Santa Claus in a library is that one sees all sorts of interesting items in between promises for Barbie dolls and AK 47s I happened to run across Rick Atkinson's Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 in the Forreston Public Library This is just a wonderful book Based on scores of inter

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    PDF FREE The Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 ½ Rick Atkinson review Ù eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Rick Atkinson read & download The Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 Very mixed feelings about this oneIt glorifies the wrong warDespite my distaste for the Vietnam Warthis book kept me engrossedIt follows the West Point class of 1966 all the way from West Point to the war zone The individual stories about the cadets at West Point and how many of them would go on to lose their lives in battle make for compelling readingFirst rate story tellingOn the other handthe sufferings of

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    read & download The Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 PDF FREE The Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 ½ Rick Atkinson review Ù eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Rick Atkinson My brother is a great reader of books on military history When he finds one he really likes he tries to get me to read it I usually defer but sometimes if I'm searching for something to red I'll relent The Long Gray Line is a case in point It is about the West Point class of 1966 which had the misfortune of graduating into the Vietn

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    PDF FREE The Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 ½ Rick Atkinson What an epic book this is It follows the West Point class of 1966 mainly through the lives of 3 cadets whom I woul

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    PDF FREE The Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 ½ Rick Atkinson Possibly one of the best books I've read The book details several members of West Point's graduating class of 1966 One that suffered one of the highest casualty rates of all classes to serve in Vietnam Mr Atkinson does a wonderful job setting the mood that we've all experienced in our lives freshly graduatedworld at our doorstep atmosphere He then takes that wide eyed worldview and bathes it in fire of real l

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    review Ù eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson Ø 3 download PDF FREE The Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 ½ Rick Atkinson An impressive amount of research and time went into this work However I found that the author lacked control of the subject matter and tended to ramble on with really extraneous information It is not a history per se since it is full of the author's opinions about the military and the American government But it is still worth your effort if you have any association with that period of American life I grew up

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    PDF FREE The Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 ½ Rick Atkinson I was intrigued when I heard about this book and was encouraged by my brother to read it So I had put it in my to read category for the time being What had started me in REALLY reading this was when I took a his

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    PDF FREE The Long Gray Line The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 ½ Rick Atkinson Rick Atkinson Ø 3 download review Ù eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Rick Atkinson The Vietnam chapters look amazingbut West Point itself is a slough of boredom I haven't read a single American mil

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The Vietnam chapters look amazingbut West Point itself is a slough f boredom I haven t read a single American military bio Over the Top or memoir in which it s interesting not even in a sadistic Young T rless kinda way it s strict there s no booze Or women Except MacArthur s mom who lived nearby to keep himut f trouble All I recall Grant saying is that he hated it Not even James Salter whose blurb for The Long Gray Line partly convinced me to add the book writes well about West convinced me to add the book writes well about West in Burning the Days his years there are an arduous trial for Salter and reader alike before fighter jets coterie fame and La Belle France I was intrigued when I heard about this book and was encouraged by my brother to read it So I had put it in my to read category for the time being What had started me in REALLY reading this was when I took a history class and the instructor mentioned that he had graduated West Point class f 1966 and had served in Vietnam as an The Secret Kept from the Italian/My Bought Virgin Wife/Claimed for the Billionaire's Convenience/The Spaniard's Untouched Bride officer To me getting myself immersed in this time period had become vivid as I had genuinely feltne step removed from the cadets and soldiers that Atkinson wrote about I can Sikandar only imaginef this particular time period in American history a time where boys and girls had to grow up Country outf necessity and had to become men and women during a time in ur nation f uncertainty There was something that was definitely relatable to me about this book and that was that no matter the circumstances in the world there is a need for citizens Denali Dreams ofur country to stand that no matter the circumstances in the world there is a need for citizens Hollywood Renaissance ofur country to stand to defend and to honor the service and sacrifice El Cura. (Caso de Incesto). of those before us This book w An impressive amountf research and time went into this work However I found that the author lacked control Il Mago of the subject matter and tended to ramblen with really extraneous information It is not a history per se since it is full Impostress of the author spinions about the military and the American government But it is still worth your effort if you have any association with that period Ego, Hunger and Aggression of American life I grew up in the 60 s and lost friends in the VN war which made the narrative about the realitiesf combat in VN all the compelling Possibly Ritrovarsi onef the best books I ve read The book details several members f West Point s graduating class f 1966 One that suffered आषाढ़ का एक दिन onef the highest casualty rates f all classes to serve in Vietnam Mr Atkinson does a wonderful job setting the mood that we ve all experienced in ur lives freshly graduatedworld at Fado And Other Stories our doorstep atmosphere He then takes that wide eyed worldview and bathes it in firef real life The harsh reality La casa nel vicolo of the world slowly beats away the wide eyed feeling we have to startff the book as each member experiences their Gemini own trials and tribulations in dealing with West Point and all points after There is heartbreaking sadness as you see real characters get cut down in the primef their livesReally is a wonderful read and certainly A Terrible Day one that ANYONE that likes true life military reading should read It sne f the few books that gave me trouble maintaining composure as you read through real life sadness and loss Three and a Half StarsI was born in 1968 My father was born in 1944 and had already been to Vietnam before I was even conceived Growing up I didn t in 1944 and had already been to Vietnam before I was even conceived Growing up I didn t too much thought to my parent s generation The so called Baby Boomers However I was in awe f the WW II generation My grandfathers and great uncles fought in that war That was the Good War My parent s generation fought and lost in. The first trade paperback edition f the New York Times best seller about West Point's Class f 1966 by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Rick AtkinsonThis is the story La piccola ottantenne che cambiò tutte le regole of the twenty five year adventuref the generation Constable Around the Green offficers who fought in Vietnam With novelistic detail Atkinson tells the story f West Poi.

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The Long Gray Line The American Journey f West Point's Class f 1966Likes he tries to get me to read it I usually defer but sometimes if I m searching for something to red I ll relent The Long Gray Line is a case in point It is about the West Point class f 1966 which had the misfortune f graduating into the Vietnam war At first glance it would seem a book about THE WAR BUT IT IS FAR THAN THAT ATKINSON war but it is far than that Atkinson is a fine writer follows the class from 1962 when they enter the academy to the late nineties in the version I read the book was first published in the 80s and reissued in the 90s He p Very mixed feelings about this neIt glorifies the wrong warDespite my distaste for the Vietnam Warthis book kept me engrossedIt follows the West Point class Il Poeta of 1966 all the way from West Point to the war zone The individual stories about the cadets at West Point and how manyf them would go Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 3 on to lose their lives in battle make for compelling readingFirst rate story tellingOn thether handthe sufferings My Body-Mine of the peoplef Vietnam during the war are not mentioned at allFour stars One f the hazards f being Santa Claus in a library is that The Noble Guardian one sees all sortsf interesting items in between promises for Barbie dolls and AK 47s I happened to run across Rick Atkinson s Long Gray Line The American Journey f West Point s Class f 1966 in the Forreston Public Library This is just a wonderful book Based The John Wyndham Omnibus on scoresf interviews Atkinson spent 10 years gathering material The reader gets to know the pains and pleasures very few indeed f 4 years at West Point The class becomes a microcosm f American society for the next 20 years as many Comandante Che: Guerrilla Soldier, Commander, and Strategist, 1956-1967 of thefficers suffer the same agonies and worries as their countrymen Atkinson describes the revolution that Kennedy tried to foment in the fficer corps In his address to West Point in 1962 Kennedy referred bliuely to the war in southeast Asia as a new kind MINECRAFT: Crazeballs Memes and Jokes: Unofficial Minecraft Book (Minecraft, Minecraft Secrets, Minecraft Stories, Minecraft Books For Kids, Minecraft Meme Book, Minecraft Comics, Minecraft Xbox) of war with insurgents assassins ambushes and an enemy seeking to win by exhaustion rather than engagement Kennedy wanted the newfficers to be as much diplomats as soldiers particularly to be nation builders After Vietnam an American The Graduate officer said to his Vietnamese counterpart You know you never beat us in battle To which thether replied That s true it s also irrelevant West Point resisted the change They were used to creating a fighter who gave no uarter and who won by massive firepower Yet the army desperately needed a new mission in the atomic age so counter insurgency techniues were by massive firepower Yet the army desperately needed a new mission in the atomic age so counter insurgency techniues were godsend yet these proficiencies were virtually unknown In 1951 a senator asked Omar Bradley if the army had learned anything new fighting in North Korea His reply was that we have certainly been up against Wisp of a Thing one typef warfare we never had before and that is the guerilla type in which you have infiltration Monkey taming of your lines by large groups Military historians were stunned The 19th century army had destroyed a whole continentf gorilla fighters I Was Spock: Leonard Nimoy often by fighting unconventionally they had successfully defeated the Tagaloos in the Philippines not to mention the British in the late 18th century West Point Superintendent Dave Richard Palmer wrote The army corporate memory was little thanne generation long stretching back no further than the experiences Cosa hanno in testa i nostri figli. Apprendimento e memoria nello sviluppo del bambino of the men in it The impactf Vietnam The Dawning of a New Age on the corps was tremendous The contrast between the strict honor codef the Point and the mendacity f the army in the field lying n readiness reports and digging up graves to inflate body counts Ironically the first class An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World of Of characters includes Douglas MacArthur William Westland and a scoref ther memorable figures The West Point Class f 1966 straddled a fault line in American history and Rick Atkinson's masterly book speaks for a generation Archivio Per Lo Studio Delle Tradizioni Popolari, Volume 13 of American men and women about innocence patriotism and the price we pay forur drea. South Vietnam and gave us the seventies and Jimmy Carter I was young and simplistic in many ways But I suppose most kids feel that way about their parents generation growing up However by the time I was in my early twenties I had begun to feel differently about my parents and their time I WAS A YOUNG MAN IN THE US ARMY IN a young man in the US Army in late eighties and there were still many Vietnam veterans serving in both the Regular Army and the Army Reserve and Army National Guard I had gotten to know
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of those men and women I was also growing up I had come to realize that blaming my parent s generation for the previous forty five years was absurd and simple minded Rick Atkinson s The Long Gray Line came along at the right time For not nly was I a young and enthusiastic soldier in 1990 but I was wanting to know about what my parents and their peers had experienced in their youth The book begins in 1962 when the Class f 1966 reports in August for Beast Barracks Beast Barracks is basically an abbreviated and intense introduction to West Point and Army life for the young plebes It s to teach them the military basics that they will need in Lo strano caso del barista scomparso order to survive their first year at West Point There is background informationn the A Part of Speech officers that Atkinson profiles and the book follows the individualfficers up to the late 1980 s The book ends in 1987 Basically Atkinson examines the changes that the US Army and the United States experienced Skulduggery Pleasant: The End of the World over a very traumatic twenty five year period The book isr less an biographical account with fairly extensive background political military social economical information so that the reader can put the individual experiences in context While the book isn t a barn burner it is an interesting read and provides a very Human aspect to the time period It also serves to give the Army a Human face This book also helped me to appreciate my parents generation a little and that is never a bad thing in my The Year After opinion So in it swn small way this book made a difference Mr Atkinson is a journalist and the book reads like a journalistic piece which it essentially is It s well written and has a nice comfortable informality about it It s a good read and I recommend it This is a story f the United States Military Academy at West Point class f 1966 a class that graduated into the war in Vietnam It is non fiction about real people and real events We are introduced to several cadets and follow them and their cohort through twenty five years Women were first admitted to West Point in the fall Sailing Promise: Around the World on a Catamaran of 1976 and that is a partf the story The same year that 109 young women entered the academy an honor code cheating scandal engulfed the school touching ve What an epic book this is It follows the West Point class f 1966 mainly through the lives Hunter's Moon of 3 cadets whom I would describe as a warrior a servant and a rebel as well as the West Point reverend who knew mostf them from young cadets to Prince of Lies old men The storiesf many Slow Dance other cadets are intermingled throughout the book to give a better picturef what these men went through during their lives The book is heart rending as it is about young men full L'arcobaleno negli occhi of bright ideals when they startn their journey who are then during the Vietnam era and afterwards searching for meaning in their life after everything they believed in have been broken down where some Postcards from Vermont: A Social History, 1905-1945 of them cope well under the pre My brother is a great readerf books Fire On The Mountain on military history When he findsne he really. Nt's Class Polska of 1966 primarily through the experiencesf three classmates and the women they loved from the boisterous cadet years and youthful romances to the fires Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology of Vietnam where dozensf their classmates died and hundreds grew disillusioned to the hard peace and family adjustments that followed The rich cast.