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By Bruce Fleming

What quite is going on in the back of the wall that surrounds the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis? What are all these midshipmen, destiny officials within the U.S. Naval and Marine Corps and leaders of our society, pondering as they stand in neat ranks on the parades liked by way of travelers? What are their professors really teaching them to do.

In Annapolis Autumn, Bruce Fleming, professor of English for almost 20 years on the academy and a prizewinning writer, captures the points of interest, sounds, shades, and conversations of this tradition-steeped institution.

In different periods, the cadets how one can gather weapons, keep watch over armored cars, guy battleships, and kill different humans. not anything is ever lower than "outstanding, sir!" In English type, even if, Fleming introduces his scholars to nuance and subtext, to the homosexual poets of global battle I, and to the concept no longer each piece of literature is designed to be "motivational." Sharing tales from his two decades on the academy, Fleming explores questions on educating, the labels "liberal" and "conservative," and the last word goal of upper education—issues made all of the extra gripping at a time whilst lots of his scholars will graduate from the school room to the battlefield.

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