Keepers of the Spirit: The Corps of Cadets at Texas A & M University, 1876-2001

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Texas A & M University Press, 2011 - History - 396 pages
New in paperback “ . . . skillfully analyzed hundreds of primary source documents and integrated contemporary political, social and cultural elements in bringing to light the values, customs and controversies which have shaped the Corps' 125-year history.”—Texas Aggie
“If you are an Aggie, or a non-Aggie as I am, who holds the Cadet Corps of Texas A&M University in high regard, then buy this book."-San Antonio Express-News
“It is the rare reader who will not be struck by Adams's extensive research."-Southwestern Historical Quarterly
“Adams provides vivid images of early campus life at Texas A&M, beginning in 1876 when only six students enrolled. . . . This book is required reading for anyone who genuinely wants to try to understand the spirit that permeates the Corps of Cadets and the A&M campus. . . For dedicated Aggies, the book will make an ideal Christmas present for years to come.”-Journal of South Texas
“ . . . a splendidly written book. Adams has researched his topic well and has provided an excellent bibliography.”-East Texas Historical Journal

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About the author (2011)

JOHN A. ADAMS JR., '73, holds three degrees, including a doctorate in history, from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps. He is the author of two other books on the university's history. He resides in Orlando, Florida.

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