West Point Story

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, basketball legend and the NBA's alltime leading scorer, champions a lineupof little-known African-American inventors in this lively, kid-friendly book. Did you know that James West invented the microphone in your cell phone? That Fred Jones invented the refrigerated truck that makes supermarkets possible? Or that Dr. Percy Julian synthesized cortisone from soy, easing untold people's pain? These are just some of the black inventors and innovators scoring big points in this dynamic look at several unsung heroes who shared a desire to improve people's lives.

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Other than the Brooks Range in Alaska, the Uintas are the most prominent east/west range in the United States. They also contain the highest mountains in Utah, many of which exceed 13,000 feet, including Kings Peak at 13,528 feet-the highest point in Uta

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In January 2006, after the Republic of Liberia had been racked by fourteen years of brutal civil conflict, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-Africa's "Iron Lady"-was sworn in as president, an event that marked a tremendous turning point in the history of the West African nation. In this stirring memoir, Sirleaf shares the story of her rise to power, including her early childhood; her experiences with abuse, imprisonment, and exile; and her fight for democracy and social justice.

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One of the most explosive and controversial films of the year, "Biggie & Tupac" is a no-holds barred investigation into the still unsolved murders of two of the biggest superstars rap has ever produced: Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls (the Notorious B.I.G.) and Tupac Shakur. Answering the crusading calls for justice from Biggie's mother Voletta, acclaimed director Nick Broomfield ("Heidi Fleiss Hollywood Madam" and "Kurt & Courtney") hits the streets from East Coast to West Coast, putting his own life at risk as he uncovers sensational new evidence that points directly to the perpetrators of these violent slayings that shocked the hip hop world.

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Set in Copenhagen and the Danish West Indies in the mid-nineteenth century, LOVING SOREN is the true story of Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, told from the point of view of his fiancee. It is about a woman who tries to save a man from himself, and e

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Just Cruizin' is the true story of my two-month, 16,246-mile transcontinental motorcycle ride. From my home in Southwest Michigan, I first rode south to Key West Florida. my southernmost starting point. From there, I began a journey that took me through

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Rollie, a real-life Golden Retriever, inspired West Point graduate Jeffrey Bradley to write "Running with Rollie" based on their experiences together and Jeff's observations of Soldiers returning from war without family support. Jeff picked Rollie up a

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The gripping story of six West Point graduates who fought each other in the Civil War. With Civil War clouds darkening the horizon, they were strangers from different states thrown together as West Point cadets: George Armstrong Custer, Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Henry Algernon DuPont, John Pelham, Thomas Lafayette Rosser, and Wesley Merritt. Right after their graduations, war erupted in 1861.

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West Point's Class of 1915 is the academy's most important in history. The cadets of the United States Military Academy, West Point, are intimately twined with the country's history. The graduating class of 1915, the class the stars fell on, was particularly noteworthy. Of the 164 graduates that year, 59 (36%) attained the rank of general, the most of any class.

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Nationally syndicated columnist and prolific author Walter E. Williams recalls some of the highlights and turning points of his life. From his lower middle class beginnings in a mixed but predominantly black neighborhood in West Philadelphia to his department chair at George Mason University, Williams tells an "only in America" story of a life of achievement.

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The story of the Normandy campaign from a German perspective Covers every point of view, from soldiers in the field to generals at high command The Allied landings in France on June 6, 1944, marked the beginning of the German defeat in the West. Military

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Building Leaders: The Story of West Point

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Like New Like new softcover in excellent condition, no writing, non-smoking home, clean text, binding tight, free delivery confirmation on all US orders, West Coast, APO, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico should opt for "expedited" shipping. Save a tree. Read, Recycle & Reuse. Buy all your used books from My Fathers Business.

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It was early morning, June 17, 1967, and Dak To Special Forces camp in Vietnam was under attack. A mortar exploded, and West Point graduate Allen B. Clark Jr.'s life was changed forever. This is the story of how one soldier, so gravely injured that bot

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"Excellent read. An interesting, historically-based story that follows the journey of the first women at West Point. This book gives invaluable insights into how large institutions effectively adjust to change." BG (Ret) Anne Macdonald, West Point gr

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A gripping story of action in the Old West from Clay Fisher, a five-time Spur Award-winning author and recipient of the Levi Strauss Award for Lifetime Achievement. He was a legend with a blood price on his head both north and south of the border; a renegade, black West Point man now living among the hostile bronco Apaches, and waging a war of vengeance against two governments.

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All American is Steve Eubanks inspiring story of two football rivals who faced each other in the momentous 2001 Army-Navy Game who would both go on to serve in the United States military in the Iraq War. In December, 2001, as fires still burned beneath the World Trade Center ruins, West Point cadet Chad Jenkins and Naval Academy midshipman Brian Stann faced off at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia in what would become the most-watched college football game of the decade: the matchup between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen.

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Retells through the perspective of her maid the story of Peggy Shippen Arnold, the mastermind behind America's most infamous act of treason, as Peggy hatches a plot to deliver West Point to the British.

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In 1850, as California became a state, the U.S. Congress approved the building of 8 lighthouses along the Pacific Coast. Point Conception, where the California coast turns from a north/south to an east/west orientation was the most shipwreck-prone place o

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Here is a story of a young girl of nine years old, who has so many trials and tribulations. Thrown into womanhood at an early age, she finds happiness and love in her teens. She becomes strong through it all and ends up wanting nothing but to leave her home in Mississippi. The south where there is nothing, but cotton fields and white landowners. She was seeing people leaving one by one, for points west, east and north.

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Nationally syndicated columnist and prolific author Walter E. Williams recalls some of the highlights and turning points of his life. From his lower middle class beginnings in a mixed but predominantly black neighborhood in West Philadelphia to his department chair at George Mason University, Williams tells an "only in America" story of a life of achievement.

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In this stunning biography, William McFeely brings us a thoroughly compelling story of a tangled life. Having once said "a military life had no charms to me," U.S. Grant entered West Point to get through the course, secure a detail for a few years as assistant professor of mathematics at the Academy, and afterwards obtain a permanent position as professor at some respectable college.

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The Mystery of Chaco Canyon is an historical fiction, a mystery and a love story set against the background of the American Civil War in the Southwest. Ten years after the events described in Massacre at Point of Rocks, Dan and Roque joined by Dona Loca and Jicarilla Apache, Peregrino Rojo, are set on a quest by a dying Masonic brother. Along the way they must solve the real mysteries of the Los Lunas Decalogue Stone, Chaco Canyon, Chimney Rocks, Rough Hurech's Grave and the Silverbell Artifacts.

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The Howell story begins ï¾-in colonial New Jersey in the early 1700 ï¾- s, where Hugh Howell probably farmed rented land. ï¾- Hugh and his wife Margaret were the beginnings of a family line that gradually spread west to Virginia, to Ohio, and then further; som

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Rollie, a real-life Golden Retriever, inspired West Point graduate Jeffrey Bradley to write "Running with Rollie" based on their experiences together and Jeff's observations of Soldiers returning from war without family support. Jeff picked Rollie up a

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In this powerful debut novel set at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, three women-a nationally-ranked point guard, the granddaughter of an Army general, and a rebellious Homecoming Queen-are brought together in an enthralling story of friendship, heartbreak, and resilience. Duty. Honor. Country. That's West Point's motto, and every cadet who passes through its stone gates vows to live it.

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The West Point Story was reproduced on the finest Canvas which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original art. This museum quality Canvas Art was faithfully reproduced using ultra-precision print technology and fade-resistant archival inks on artist premium acid-free grade canvas. The overall size is 16 x 20 inches plus an additonal 1.

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The West Point Story was reproduced on the finest Canvas which captures all of the vivid colors and details of the original art. This museum quality Canvas Art was faithfully reproduced using ultra-precision print technology and fade-resistant archival inks on artist premium acid-free grade canvas. The overall size is 16 x 20 inches plus an additonal 1.

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In" Hat Box," Stephen Sondheim presents his complete collected lyrics from the acclaimed" Finishing the Hat" and" Look, I Made a Hat." This box set includes lyrics from Sondheim's most popular shows like" West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, "and" Into the Woods, " richly annotated with anecdotes, pointed observations, and invaluable advice from one of the greatest songwriters of our time.

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As West Point celebrates its bicentennial, this study provides examples of significant non-combat contributions made by Military Academy graduates to the development and growth of the United States. It includes a sampling of the accomplishments of the military academy's doctors, clergy, builders, and educators, and tells the story of the statesmen, engineers, industrialists and financiers, artists, and writers who all began their careers at the Military Academy.

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