From Rat Pants to Eagles and Tweeds

From Rat Pants to Eagles and Tweeds

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Annotation qFrom Rat Pants to Eagle and Tweeds is James Morrison's firsthand account of experience growing up in the segregated South, his attitudes and approaches to the military as a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, and his years as a history teacher at York College in Pennsylvania.q qMorrison attended several army service schools; served as a midshipman before and after World War II completed several overseas tours, including service is an American adviser to a Vietnamese Infantry division, 1964-65; obtained an M.A. in history from the University of Virginia and a doctorate from Columbia University; and served on the history faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point for eleven years.q qMorrison shares his critique of the army, West Point, and teaching, along with his assessment of the present status of American life and his attitudes toward the quality and effectiveness of army officer education and training. He analyzes some of the pitfalls and the strengths of preparing U.S. military organizations for service now and in the future, and he furnishes the reader with insights into how history is taught at a typical American college.q qIt is a significant contribution to the study of American military history and will be of interest to military officers, military educators and historians, and alumni of the Virginia Military Institute and West-Point.q--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Although the curriculum was revised accordingly, it was not until the spring of my senior year that the first tanks arrived ... They accomplished this by using sand tables, gunnery simulators, and other homemade training aids and by drawing on anbsp;...

Title:From Rat Pants to Eagles and Tweeds
Author: James L. Morrison
Publisher:Kent State University Press - 2004-01

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