Annapolis Autumn: Life, Death and Literature at the US Naval Academy (Hardback)Bruce Fleming (author)
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In Annapolis Autumn, Bruce Fleming, professor of English for nearly two decades at the academy and a prizewinning author, captures the sights, sounds, colors, and conversations of this tradition-steeped institution.
In other classes, the cadets learn how to assemble guns, control armored vehicles, man battleships, and kill other human beings. Nothing is ever less than "outstanding, sir!" In English class, however, Fleming introduces his students to nuance and subtext, to the gay poets of World War I, and to the idea that not every piece of literature is designed to be "motivational." Sharing stories from his twenty years at the academy, Fleming explores questions about teaching, the labels "liberal" and "conservative," and the ultimate purpose of higher education-issues made all the more gripping at a time when many of his students will graduate from the classroom to the battlefield.
Publisher: The New Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 378 g
Dimensions: 210 x 150 x 27 mm
-The Baltimore Sun
"Always literate, often fascinating."
-The Village Voice
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