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Dress Gray (Book Review)

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Dress Gray, by Lucian K. Truscott

If written today, I'm certain that Dress Gray would be even grittier. That being said, for the time it was published, it was an impressive review of West Point. The mystery surrounding the death of a cadet causes the underbelly of the military academy to be exposed and one of its most loyal cadets to question his views.

Well presented and thought provoking (although in dire need of better editing.)

I do believe the basic honorable qualities of the institution are preserved but, again, the reader may come away with a differing opinion than mine on that point. The author clearly has a negative view and that bleeds into even the obvious attempt to present an unbiased view. I guess it all depends on what the reader's view of military academies in general and West Point in particular might be. Mine is very supportive so I can and did come away from this with an unchanged view: Those academies, thought targeting honor, are run by humans some of which may be honorless.

This review, originally published on Amazon by our Au Courant under the pen name Dog Lover, is one of several available at www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A2WC63IB2EUVEO?ie=UTF8&ref_=sv_ys_4, where the book also can be purchased.

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