Elizabeth D. Samet

Elizabeth D. Samet

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Elizabeth D. Samet received her BA from Harvard and her PhD in English literature from Yale. She is the author of Willing Obedience: Citizens, Soldiers, and the Progress of Consent in America, 1776–1898 and Soldier's Heart:Reading Literature through Peace and War at West Point. Samet has been an English professor at West Point for ten years.

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Soldier's Heart: Reading Li...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 379 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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No Man's Land: Preparing fo...
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“We surrendered rather easily to yet another romantic notion: that meaning is to be found only in misery”
Elizabeth D. Samet

“The notion that obedience dehumanizes those who render it is a popular cry of the philosophers of radical individualism, such as Thoreau, who are so important to America's myth of itself.”
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