This "first of its kind" coffee-table book profiles 200 West Point inspirational graduates from both historical and contemporary times. The 532 page book has over 1,600 high quality photographs and graphics making it a beautiful and stunning coffee table book. The book has been universally applauded by Generals, CEOs, and Scholars for the leadership lessons it contains, taught through the live stories of Presidents, Generals, Medal of Honor Recipients, Astronauts, Scholars, Doctors, Politicians, Government Officials, Athletes, Coaches, CEOs and the Founders of many of America's greatest universities. Through their stories, it is evidently clear that the leadership lessons trained to cadets at West Point are universally applicable to any leadership environment. The authors had unprecedented access to interview living West Point graduates who are Generals, Ambassadors, Politicians, CEOs, Scholars, Athletes, Coaches, Philanthropists and others, while many of the historical biographies were authored by former West Point history professors. The result is a fascinating, well-written book that contains many of names of great Americans who have become part of the American psyche: MacArthur, Patton, Eisenhower, Pershing, Grant, Buford, Lee, Schwarzkopf, McChrystal, Odierno, Dempsey and Austin among others, as well as the CEOs who currently lead some of America's most respected corporations including Johnson & Johnson, 7-Eleven, Mercedes Benz USA, Medtronic, Foot Locker, and many others. For Civil War enthusiasts, the book profiles 14 Union generals and 12 Confederate generals who often fought against their classmates in America' bloodiest war written from a unique perspective starting with their cadet years through the war years and the post-bellum careers.
The book is not only a great read for fans of West Point, it is a 'must have' book for any student of leadership or American history. The book has been the subject of shows on FOX News, CNBC, FOX & FRIENDS, and had an excellent book review published by Al Hunt from Bloomberg News.
|Publisher:||Leadership Education Foundation, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||10.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.70(d)|
What People are Saying About This
West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage is a moving, insightful look at the invaluable and timeless contributions West Point has made...and continues to make...to our country and the world. NO publication better captures the profiles of the Academy's graduates and the imprint they have made on our great country. Lieutenant General Daniel Christman (USA, Retired)USMA 1965 Superintendent of West Point 1996-2001
West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage is a stunning production on every level; beautifully researched, reasoned, and presented. It's having 211 years of the history of one of America's best and most stirring places displayed before your eyes. It's a gift from Dan Rice, and completely worthy of one of the few places that always finds a way to be the best of our country. Rice puts that heritage into a work of art. David Lipsky Award Winning Journalist and Author of Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point
West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage' is brilliant- it provides a depth and breadth of West Point's history as told through the lives of numerous graduates who have made incalculable contributions to our country. Lieutenant General Franklin "Buster" Hagenbeck (USA, Retired)USMA 1971 Superintendent of West Point 2006-2010
To call West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage impressive would be a major understatementit is awesome, almost to the point of being intimidating, in scope, certainly, and even in size. Seeking just the right word to describe your book, I decided on "monumental." It truly is that, both literally and metaphorically. Lieutenant General Dave Palmer (USA, Retired) USMA 1956 Superintendent of West Point 1986-1991 Author The River and the Rock: The History of Fortress West Point 1775-1783
Absolutely fantastic book! You've done an amazing job melding visuals and real intellectual content to produce a readable and thought-provoking work. It's also a value for the price. Lieutenant General John Moellering (USA, Retired) USMA 1959 Retired Chairman of the Board, USAA 2007-2012 and former Commandant of Cadets at West Point
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
More than just a book about West Point and its graduates, this book covers most significant events in American history over the past 200 years. It is very well presented; an easy read and the photographs bring the stories to life and make the overall product very pleasing to the eye. -- Steve Parker
Great book offers a very detailed review of all the greats that have come out of West Point. Very well written.
If your son or daughter is looking at going to West Point, this is the book for them. It shows how these young men and women developed into some of the greatest leaders in our nation. Not just in the military but in business, politics and more. A must have book to better understand where the future may hold for them after attending West Point.
An amazing book! A first of its kind coffee-table book that profiles 200 inspirational West Point graduates. Highly recommend for anyone associated with or interested in West Point.
Clearly one of the best books published that combines leadership and American history, women through fascinating life stories. The book is beautifully designed with thousands of amazing photos. This is a great coffee-table book for any fan of American history!