The Long Gray Line: The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966 (20th Anniversary Edition)
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A classic of its kind, The Long Gray Line is the story of the twenty-five-year adventure of the West Point Class of 1966. With a novelist's eye for detail, Rick Atkinson illuminates its history through the lives of three classmates and the women they loved - from the boisterous cadet years to the fires of Vietnam to the hard peace and internal struggles that followed the war. The rich cast of characters includes Douglas MacArthur, William C. Westmoreland, and a score of other memorable figures. The 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.