1989 1st edition; The Long Gray Line, Rick Atkinson, Houghton Mifflin Company publishers, Boston, very good condition of book and dust jacket; signed by author on inside page.
The phrase "The Long Gray Line" is used to describe, as a continuum, all graduates and cadets of the United States Military Academyat West Point, New York.
"Theirs was the dream of all young men: to become heros. Inspired by John F. Kennedy's call to serve the nation, the West Point class of 1966 first gatered avove the Hudson River on a glorious afternoon in July 1962. But as the cadets swore their oath of allegiance, they could not begin to imagine the dark journey that lay ahead. The Long Gray Line is the true story of that journey, an epic tale about an extraordinary generation of military officers and the women they loved."