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Duty First is a penetrating account of a year inside one of America's premier schools for leadership -- the United States Military Academy -- as it celebrates the bicentennial of its founding. Ed Ruggero, a former West Point cadet and professor, takes an incisive look at how this elite school builds the "leaders of character" who will command the nation's military.

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ebook, 368 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 23rd 2001)
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Jamon
Jul 31, 2010 Jamon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Since I live within 30 minutes of west point and this book was recommended as a good book on business leadership I took a gander. The book details life of the cadets. An underlying theme is the change in West point from demeaning cadets to building them up to now motivating the cadets and giving micro responsibilities with open feedback.
The author to alumni who had the harsh treatment as cadets and they argue the cruel treatment prepared them for the stresses of battle. A second theme is the ba
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Emilie
Ruggero looks into what a typical academic year is like at the United States Military Academy, also known as West Point. The book follows everyone from the first years to the seniors, to West Point grads who have returned to serve as Tacs for the next generation of West Point grads. While neither glorifying or vilifying the institution, Ruggero provides what I have heard is an accurate portrayal of a year at the Academy.
Bill Allen
A good book that gives a look at the inside workings of West Point from the cadet's, TAC officer's, instructor's, and all the way to the Commandant and Superintendent's views. Good for anyone interested in the academy.. especially someone interested in attending as a cadet.
Kruggero
great lessons that everyone needs to learn
Matt
Feb 03, 2013 Matt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My favorite book on leadership!
Shelley
Apr 11, 2008 Shelley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another good book about West Point.
Caitlin Dooley
Aug 06, 2008 Caitlin Dooley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ruggero Rocks!
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