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Long gray lines

Rod Andrew

Long gray lines

the Southern military school tradition, 1839-1915

by Rod Andrew

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military education -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century,
  • Military education -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-162) and index.

    StatementRod Andrew, Jr.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU409.S9 A53 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 169 p. :
    Number of Pages169
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21094810M
    ISBN 100807826103
    LC Control Number00060723
    OCLC/WorldCa44681862

    The only constant in Marty’s life are the weekly parades. John Ford’s largely forgotten masterwork The Long Gray Line tracks Marty’s development from reluctant novice to respected fixture to, in the film’s final moments, part of the architecture itself, as Ford makes it clear that his legend will persist long beyond his physical death. The Long Gray Line: A Book Review. At West Point, I have but one desire: to succeed, to do everything I do, no matter what it is, the best way possible.I believe that anything someone wants he can have if he wants it bad enough. I want to be a success at West point more than anything else.

    – best resource for reading books. Browse your favourite books and read them free in our e-reader. Best fiction books are always available here - the largest online library. Add your books to .   The Long Gray Line has achieved a sort of mythical status over time. Beyond prominent speeches, journalist and author Rick Atkinson’s bestselling book, The Long Gray Line, was based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting on West Point’s Class of Hollywood advanced the phrase with the film, The Long Gray Line. And it’s.

    The long gray line has never failed us. Were you to do so, a million ghosts in olive drab, in brown khaki, in blue and gray, would rise from their white crosses thundering those magic words: duty, honor, country. “The shadows are lengthening for me. The twilight is here,” he concluded. John Ford’s The Long Gray Line, a biography of Irish immigrant Marty Maher, a sort of den father at West Point for 50 years, is loosely anecdotal, cornball, and entertaining, and has enough.


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