West Point; A History of the United States Military Academy
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New York: Columbia University Press, 1950. vii, ,255,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. DJ has sticker scuff in front. Publisher's review slip laid in. Prof. Sidney Forman was an authority on the history of the United States Army. Dr. Forman was the head librarian and a professor of education at Teachers College of Columbia University from 1962 to 1977. Before that he had been the archivist and library director of the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1946 to 1962. Professor Forman had been appointed to West Point after serving in the Army during World War II. A native of Brooklyn, he had graduated from City College in 1936 and earned a doctorate in political science and a master's degree in library science from Columbia University. In 1950 Professor Forman's history of the military academy, "West Point: A History of the United States Military Academy," was published by Columbia University Press. The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point, Army, Army West Point, The Academy, or simply The Point, is a four-year federal service academy in West Point, New York. It was originally established as a fort that sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. It is one of the five U.S. service academies. The Academy traces its roots to 1801, when President Thomas Jefferson directed, shortly after his inauguration, that plans be set in motion to establish the United States Military Academy at West Point. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's Norman-style buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination, with a visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Good.