By John Lucas

ISBN-10: 0955010535

ISBN-13: 9780955010538

Greece has consistently had its admirers, notwithstanding none turns out to have adored the Athenian tavernas, the murderous site visitors and the jaded prostitutes, the petty bureaucratic tyrannies, the road noise and the heroic individualists with the irony and detachment of John Lucas. Lucas' love for the realities of Greece eventually banishes the banality of a half-century of tourism during this choice of memoirs and tales.

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Instead of Arnold surrendering the fort, André was hanged on October 2. Arnold escaped to England, but his name would forever become synonymous with traitor. You won’t find freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors at West Point. ” The Founding Fathers learned another lesson during the Revolution: America was too dependent on foreign engineers and military experts. Washington and his colleagues agreed the nation needed an institution that could teach the art and science of warfare. In March 1802, President Jefferson signed legislation that established the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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