West Point 1915: Eisenhower, Bradley, and the Class the Stars Fell on

Version: Unabridged
Author: Michael E. Haskew
Narrator: Tom Zingarelli
Genres: History, Biography & Memoir, Military
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: July 2017
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

West Point's Class of 1915 is the academy's most important in history. The cadets of the United States Military Academy, West Point, are intimately twined with the country's history. The graduating class of 1915, the class the stars fell on, was particularly noteworthy. Of the 164 graduates that year, 59 (36%) attained the rank of general, the most of any class. Although Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley, both five-star generals, are the most recognizable, other class members contributed significantly to the Allied victory in World War I and World War II. They also played key roles either in the postwar U.S. military establishment or in business and industry after World War II, especially in the Korean War and the formation of NATO. For more than half a century, these men exerted tremendous influence on the shaping of modern America, which remains substantial to this day. Individually, the stories of these military and political leaders are noteworthy. Collectively, they are astonishing. West Point, 1915 explores the achievements of this remarkable group.

Author Details

Author Details

Haskew, Michael E.

Michael E. Haskew is the editor of WWII History Magazine and the former editor of World War II Magazine. He is the author of several books, including The Sniper at War and Order of Battle. Michael is also the editor of The World War II Desk Reference for the Eisenhower Center for American Studies. He lives in Tennessee.