West Point’s Class of 1915 is the academy’s most important in history. The cadets of the United States Military Academy, West Point, are intimately twined with the country’s history. The graduating class of 1915, the class the stars fell on, was particularly noteworthy. Of the 164 graduates that year, 59 (36%) attained the rank of general, the most of any class in. Although Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley, both five-star generals, are the most recognizable, other class members contributed significantly to the Allied victory in World War I, World War II and played key roles either in the post-war U.S. military establishment or in business and industry after World War II, especially in the Korean War and the formation of NATO. For more than half a century, these men exerted tremendous influence on the shaping of modern America, which remains substantial to this day. Individually, the stories of these military and political leaders are noteworthy. Collectively, they are astonishing. West Point, 1915 explores the achievements of this remarkable group.
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West Point, 1915 profiles this remarkable West Point class, who collectively had the most graduates become generals, including Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley.
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West Point, 1915: Eisenhower, Bradley and the Class the Stars Fell On based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I often found myself wishing I had lived in another era! One where the air was filled with the Greatness of such Honorable men! I love the history surrounding these men and am amazed at the quality in which their stories are told. West Point 1915 was time enjoyably spent! K. Wheatley
This book is an enjoyable look at the West Point class which contained not only Eisenhower and Bradley, but many others who later became generals. The author approaches the subject by portraying the cadets of 1915 as human beings, with all the strengths and flaws that entails. That is a refreshing change from books which treat men like Eisenhower and Bradley over-heroically, as though they were fated from birth for greatness. Each member of the class had to face their own challenges before, during and after the academy, all of which combined to make them who they were. That is a strength of this book; human beings facing all the challenges of life, great and small. It reminded me a "Band of Brothers" style treatment, but applied to the men who led the whole army in WWII rather than just a small unit. I found the book well-written, detailed and easy to read and follow. I fully recommend it.