The Academy

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Simon & Schuster, 1998 - Fiction - 528 pages
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Heavy drinking and a cadet pushed too far lead to a political firestorm which threatens to leave careers, lives, and West Point itself in ruins. When an ambitious senator hears of the tragedy, he uses the scandal as the perfect ammunition to make a very public case against West Point--and to propel himself into the White House.

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The Academy: A Novel of West Point

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Wayne Holder, senior cadet at West Point, is at the center of a series of scandals that endanger the very existence of the 200-year-old institution. An instructor's error in judgment leads his wife to ... Read full review


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Ed Ruggero is the author of "Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault into Fortress Europe, July 1943" and "Duty First: A Year in the Life of West Point and the Making of American Leaders". He was an infantry officer in the United States Army for eleven years and is an experienced keynote speaker on leadership development. He lives in Wallingford, Pennsylvania.

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