- Feb 20, 2005
- South of the North 40
<u>Duty, Honor, Country A history of West Point</u> by Stephen Ambrose with a forward by Dwight Eisenhower. A chapter of this book was required readings in one of my college courses. THis book does much to define the men who built and made West Point great, it also puts to bed the charges that West Point taught the right of Secession as incorrect. <u>A View of the Constitutions of the United States of America</u> by William Rawle was used for only one year, 1826. Ironically it states the Rawle was against Secession. With an entire chapter dedicated to the Civil War and the Academy's impact upon it this is another good read for the Civil War Scholar.