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The Long Grey Line

This book talks about the struggles of young men who pledged themselves to Honor Duty and Country but found that living up to West Point s iron standards was very difficult and in some cases impossible It tells us about the twenty five year adventure of the officers who fought in Vietnam Atkinson tells the story of West Point s Class of 1966 through the experiences of three classmates and the women they loved This story is told from their rowdy cadet years and youthful romances to the action in Vietnam where dozens of their classmates died and hundreds more grew discouraged The Long Grey Line teaches American men and women about innocence patriotism and the prices that we must pay in order for our dreams to become a reality The Hudson River in June of 1962 807 of America s finest entered the service of the United States as cadets at the United States Military Academy After four years of a demanding and rigorous program 579 men received commissions as lieutenants in the United States Army In another four years thirty were dead and another one third were civilians The highest resignation rate in the history of the Academy This work is anything but easy

2 pages | 404 words

The Civilization of Ancient Egypt

Introduction The Old Kingdom began around 2686 B C E 2181 B C E and it was an era of political and social stability in Egypt At the time of the Middle Kingdom no one individual or family ruled all of Egypt and this time was established in around 2150 B C E after the collapse of the Old Kingdom Now after the Middle Kingdom collapsed a New Kingdom also referred to as the Egyptian empire emerged and it was a period that existed between 1640 1550 B C E It is stated that the New Kingdom was the most brilliant period in Egyptian history Politics The Pharaohs ruled by divine decree in the Old Kingdom central administration was divided into sectors and each sector or ministry was held by mostly royalty Princes As confidence in a central authority the Pharaoh began to dwindle the regional governors usually members of the royal family began to position themselves as rulers in this areas of the region and division arose Pharaoh s ability to control the land and his position of authority as a divine ruler completely declined During the time of the Middle Kingdom the government was far less centralized than that of the Old Kingdom Much more authority was given to the regional governors

2 pages | 417 words