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The Herndon Climb

Author : James R. McNeal
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The Herndon Climb is an important and meaningful ritual in Naval Academy culture. Scaling of the heavily greased, 21-foot tall Herndon Monument as a group at the very end of the year for "plebes," or freshmen, the Climb marks a major turning point in the lives of all Midshipmen, who are relieved of their low status at the moment they complete the task. The book is culled from interviews with over fifty subjects, including participants in Climbs over the past six decades, with personal observations from the 2019 and 2018 events. Co-author James McNeal recalls the joyful pride of participating in the Climb as a plebe in 1983, and his experience helps bring vivid detail to the memories and reflections of his fellow Midshipmen. The book also includes a discussion of the career of William Lewis Herndon, whose heroic sacrifice at sea inspired the monument, and also traces the history and development of the modern Climb to its roots in the earliest plebe celebrations, which happened concurrently with every Graduation ceremony at the Academy, as early as 1904.

The Herndon Climb

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The Herndon Climb is an important and meaningful ritual in Naval Academy culture. Scaling the heavily greased, 21-foot tall Herndon Monument as a group at the very end of the year for "plebes," or freshmen, the Climb marks a major turning point in the lives of all Midshipmen, who are relieved of their low status at the moment they complete the task. The book is culled from interviews with more than fifty subjects, including participants in Climbs over the past six decades, with personal observations from the 2019 and 2018 events. Co-author James McNeal recalls the joyful pride of participating in the Climb as a plebe in 1983, and his experience helps bring vivid detail to the memories and reflections of his fellow Midshipmen. ​ ​ The book also includes a discussion of the career of William Lewis Herndon, whose heroic sacrifice at sea inspired the monument, and also traces the history and development of the modern Climb to its roots in the earliest plebe celebrations. ​

Sea Change at Annapolis

Author : H. Michael Gelfand
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Since 1845, the United States Naval Academy has prepared professional military leaders for the United States at its Annapolis, Maryland, campus. While it remains steeped in a culture of tradition and discipline, the Academy is not impervious to change. Di

Managing Professional Identities

Author : Mike Dent
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This book addresses the nature of current shifts in professional and managerial knowledge and practice, particularly in relation to power and accountability. Connecting with current debates concerned with work and identity, the book will present a range of theoretical and empirical accounts of the dilemmas and issues facing specialists in various organizational arenas as they seek to adapt to the challenges of organizational and cultural transformation. Contributions offer innovative and sophisticated theoretical engagements which draw upon various perspectives, including those of post-structuralism, feminism, post-marxism and post-modernism.

The Lemonade Life

Author : Zack Friedman
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The secret to an extraordinary life starts with five simple changes that anyone can make. No matter who you are, where you come from, what you do for a living, or how much money you have, everyone has a shot at greatness. Zack Friedman has inspired millions with his powerful insights, including more than fourteen million who have read his advice in Forbes. In his ground breaking new book, The Lemonade Life, Friedman starts with a fundamental question: What drives success? It's not only hard work, talent, and skill. The most successful people have one thing in common, the power to flip five internal "switches." We all have these five switches, and when activated, they are the secret to fuel success, create happiness, and conquer anything. The Lemonade Life is filled with inspirational and practical advice that will teach you: Why you should write yourself a $10 million check Why your career depends on the Greek alphabet Why you need ikigai in your life How Judge Judy can help you have better work meetings How these twenty questions will change your life Learn from the entrepreneur who failed 5,126 times before becoming a billionaire, the fourteenth-century German monk who helped reinvent Domino's Pizza, the technology visionary who asked himself the same question every morning, the country music icon who bought more than one hundred million books, and the ice cream truck driver who made $110,237 in less than one hour. With powerful stories and actionable lessons, this book will profoundly change the way you live, lead, and work. Your path to greatness starts with a simple choice. Everyday, you're choosing to live one of two lives: the Lemon Life or the Lemonade Life. Which life will you lead?

The Folklore of American Holidays

Author : Hennig Cohen
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Covers more than 125 holidays including well-known religious and secular holidays as well as more obscure celebrations. Chronologically arranged, from New Year's Day through Christmas, entries include a description of origins, historical background and general characteristics.

Annapolis Autumn

Author : Bruce Fleming
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What really goes on behind the wall that surrounds the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis? What are all those midshipmen, future officers in the U.S. Naval and Marine Corps and leaders of our society, thinking as they stand in neat ranks at the parades beloved by tourists? What are their professors actually educating them to do. 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.

A Day in the Life of a Midshipman

Author : Sandra Travis-Bildahl
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A midshipman's account of a typical day at the United States Naval Academy portraying the dreams, aspirations, and hard work that make up the four years spent there.

Brigade Seats

Author : Karen Jensen Gibson
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Describes the problems involved in feeding four thousand, looks at life at the Academy, and shares recipes for appetizers, breads, meat, fish, poultry, pasta, salads, soups, vegetables, and desserts

First Class

Author : Sharon Hanley Disher
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The author, among the first female midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, describes the obstacles and harassment faced by her class, and discusses the future role for women in the Navy

Saturday Review

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Baltimore with Children

Author : Mike Strzelecki
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The kids are off from school, feeling restless and looking for something fun to do-it's enough to tax any parent's resourcefulness. But, never fear! With this guidebook handy, parents will have no trouble planning exciting excursions in Baltimore-from Agritainment to Zoos-all field-tested by the author's own young daughter and son, charter members of the Strzelecki Explorers Club, to whom he dedicates this book. More than a list with just the facts, Baltimore with Children provides detailed descriptions of each attraction, steering parents to the unexpected delights of a tire park, a store that caters to budding magicians, and a cafe with the (mechanical) alligator lurking in a wishing pond, among other enticements. This title is third in a series of family-oriented travel guides.

Naval History

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The Klutz Wacky Atlas

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Annapolis

Author : Ron Pilling
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Fodor s Virginia Maryland

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""Fodor's can't be beat."" -- Gannett News Service ""Packed with dependable information."" -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution ""An admirable blend of the cultural and the practical."" -- The Washington Post Experienced and first-time travelers alike rely on Fodor's Gold Guides for rich, reliable coverage the world over. Completely up-to-date, Fodor's Gold Guides are essential tools for any kind of traveler. If you only have room for one guide, this is the guide for you. The best guide to the area, packed with essentials Scenic drives through the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge, Tidewater Virginia, and Maryland's eastern shore Walking tours: Williamsburg, Alexandria, Arlington, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis Civil War battlefields, historic plantations, and museums National parks, beaches, and sports from biking to rafting Vineyard tours and wine tastings throughout Virginia Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget Grand city hotels, modern motels, historic inns and B&Bs Sophisticated restaurants, country cafes, crab houses Fresh, thorough, practical -- off and on the beaten path Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands All reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents 26 pages of maps, 7 vacation itineraries, and more Important contacts, smart travel tips - Fodor's Choice - What's Where - Pleasures and Pastimes - Festivals - Background essays, further reading - Complete index

Virginia and Maryland

Author : Francis X. Rocca
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This new addition to Fodor's betselling series of Gold Guides covers this historic and beautiful region, including Williamsburg, Virginia, and the Baltimore area. Includes facts on accommodations, B&Bs, restaurants, sightseeing and attractions, and more. Maps.

Virginia and Maryland

Author : Fodor's
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The best guide to the area, completely updated Scenic drives through the Shenandoah Valley, Tidewater Virginia, the Appalachians, and the Alleghenies Walking tours of Williamsburg, Alexandria, Richmond, and Baltimore Civil War battlefields and historic plantations Vineyard tours and wine tastings Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget Grand hotels, modern motels, historic inns and B&Bs Sophisticated restaurants and crab houses Fresh, thorough, practical--from writers you can trust Costs, hours, descriptions, and tips by the thousands All reviews based on visits by savvy writer-residents 25 pages of maps--and dozens of unique features Important Contacts A to Z; Smart Travel Tips; Fodor's Choice; What's Where; Pleasures & Pastimes; Music and Boat festivals; background essays; complete index; and more!

Fodor s Virginia Maryland

Author : Francis X. Rocca
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Author : George McDonald
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