West Point in the Making of America







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Works About West Point

For Section II,
The Antebellum Army

For Section III,
Civil War & Reconstruction

For Section IV,
An Army for the Nation

For Section V,
America in the Great War

Works About West Point

Beal’s painting of West Point

Ambrose, Stephen E. Duty, Honor, Country: A History of West Point. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1966.

Baumer, William Henry. Not All Warriors: Portraits of 19th Century West Pointers Who Gained Fame in Other Than Military Fields. New York: Smith & Durrell, 1941.

The Centennial of the USMA at West Point, N.Y. 1802–1902. 2 vols. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904.

Crackel, Theodore J. The Illustrated History of West Point. New York: Harry N. Abrams, with the United States Military Academy Class of 1940, 1991.

Dillard, Walter Scott. “The United States Military Academy, 1865–1900: The Uncertain Years.” Ph.D. dissertation, History, University of Washington, 1972.

Dupuy, R. Ernest. Men of West Point: The First 150 Years of the United States Military Academy. New York: William Sloane Associates, 1951.

———. Where They Have Trod: The West Point Tradition in American Life. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1940.

Ellis, Joseph J. School for Soldiers: West Point and the Profession of Arms. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.

Endler, James R. Other Leaders, Other Heroes: West Point’s Legacy to America Beyond the Field of Battle. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998.

Forman, Sidney. West Point: A History of the United States Military Academy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1950.

Kirshner, Ralph. The Class of 1861: Custer, Ames, and Their Classmates after West Point. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.

Pappas, George S. To the Point: The United States Military Academy, 1802–1902. Westport, Conn. and London: Praeger, 1993.

Simpson, Jeffrey. Officers and Gentlemen: Historic West Point in Photographs. Tarrytown, N.Y.: Sleepy Hollow Press, 1982.

Waugh, John C. The Class of 1846, from West Point to Appomattox: Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan and Their Brothers. New York: Ballantine Books, 1994. Paperback edition 1999.

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