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Dress Gray

by Lucian K. Truscott

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A classic New York Times bestseller: Ry Slaight was walking punishment tours on Central Area when he heard the news. “They found a body floating up in Lake Popolopen this morning,” a voice said. “Drowned,” the cadet spoke from the corner of his mouth, eyes straight to the front. “Been dead a couple of days. Grim scene, they say.” This is a novel about the soft underbelly of the Long Gray Line—West Point’s men and boys—and what happens in the delicate process when knowledge of power is passed between them. Never before has the academy and its secret strength, power in the absence of money, been portrayed in such human terms. In Dress Gray, West Point lives up to its image—as a way of life, not a college.… (more)

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Great Gay read. Wish I could say more but read it about 30 years ago. I do recall that I enjoyed it thoroughly ( )
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A classic New York Times bestseller: Ry Slaight was walking punishment tours on Central Area when he heard the news. “They found a body floating up in Lake Popolopen this morning,” a voice said. “Drowned,” the cadet spoke from the corner of his mouth, eyes straight to the front. “Been dead a couple of days. Grim scene, they say.” This is a novel about the soft underbelly of the Long Gray Line—West Point’s men and boys—and what happens in the delicate process when knowledge of power is passed between them. Never before has the academy and its secret strength, power in the absence of money, been portrayed in such human terms. In Dress Gray, West Point lives up to its image—as a way of life, not a college.

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