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Sea Change at Annapolis

The United States Naval Academy, 1949-2000

Sea Change at Annapolis( )
Author: Gelfand, H. Michael
Foreword by: McCain, John
ISBN:978-0-8078-3047-5
Publication Date:Sep 2006
Publisher:University of North Carolina Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $45.00
Book Description:

Dispelling the myth that the U.S. Naval Academy is a bastion of tradition unmarked by progress, Gelfand examines challenges to the Academy's culture from both inside and outside the school's walls between 1949 and 2000, an era of dramatic social change in American history. In eight chapters, he discusses recruiting and minority midshipmen, the end of mandatory attendance at religious services, women's experiences as they sought and achieved admission and later served as midshipmen, and...
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Book Details
Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: History / Military / United States
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.12 x 9.25 x 1.26 Inches
Book Weight:0.625 Pounds
Author Biography
Gelfand, H. Michael (Author)
John Sidney McCain III was born in the Panama Canal Zone at Coco Solo Naval Air Station on August 29, 1936. In 1954, he entered the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He fought in the Vietnam War as a naval aviator and was a prisoner of war (POW) beginning on October 26, 1967. In March 1968, he was put into solitary confinement, where he would remain for two years. He was a POW for five and a half years before being released on March 14, 1973. He retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1981.

He moved to Arizona and began a career in politics. He won two terms in the U. S. House of Representatives, from 1983 to 1987, followed by six terms in the U. S. Senate. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. In 2015, he became chairman of the Armed Services Committee.

He wrote numerous books with his aide Mark Salter including Worth the Fighting For; Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life; Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember; Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them; 13 Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War; Faith of My Fathers; and The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights and Other Appreciations. He died from brain cancer on August 25, 2018 at the age of 81.

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