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Keepers of the Spirit: The Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, 1876–2001 (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University #89) (Paperback)

Keepers of the Spirit: The Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, 1876–2001 (Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University #89) Cover Image
By John A. Adams, Dr. Ray M. Bowen (Foreword by)
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New in paperback “ . . . skillfully analyzed hundreds of primary source documents and integrated contemporary political, social and cultural elements in bringing to light the values, customs and controversies which have shaped the Corps’ 125-year history.”—Texas Aggie
  “If you are an Aggie, or a non-Aggie as I am, who holds the Cadet Corps of Texas A&M University in high regard, then buy this book."-San Antonio Express-News
 “It is the rare reader who will not be struck by Adams’s extensive research."-Southwestern Historical Quarterly 
 “Adams provides vivid images of early campus life at Texas A&M, beginning in 1876 when only six students enrolled. . . . This book is required reading for anyone who genuinely wants to try to understand the spirit that permeates the Corps of Cadets and the A&M campus. . . For dedicated Aggies, the book will make an ideal Christmas present for years to come.”-Journal of South Texas
 “ . . .  a splendidly written book.  Adams has researched his topic well and has provided an excellent bibliography.”-East Texas Historical Journal

About the Author


JOHN A. ADAMS JR., ‘73, holds three degrees, including a doctorate in history, from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the Corps. He is the author of two other books on the university’s history. He resides in Orlando, Florida.

Praise For…


“Adams provides vivid images of early campus life at Texas A&M, beginning in 1876 when only six students enrolled. . . This book is required reading for anyone who genuinely wants to try to understand the spirit that permeates the Corps of Cadets and the A&M campus. . . For dedicated Aggies, the book will probably make an ideal Christmas present for years to come.”--Journal of South Texas


— Journal of South Texas

“For dedicated Aggies, the book will probably make an ideal Christmas present for years to come.”-Journal of South Texas


— Journal of South Texas

“. . . skillfully analyzed hundreds of primary source documents and integrated contemporary political, social and cultural elements in bringing to light the values, customs and controversies which have shaped the Corps’ 125-year history.”—Texas Aggie


— Texas Aggie

“If you are an Aggie, or a non-Aggie as I am, who holds the Cadet Corps of Texas A&M University in high regard, then buy the book Keepers of the Spirit: The Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, 1876-2001, by John Adams, Jr."--San Antonio Express-News

 


— Maury Maverick

“This is a splendidly written book and I like the writing style.  Adams has researched his topic well and has provided an excellent bibliography.  Along with facts, figures, and historical events, he interjects anecdotes that make the reading lively and interesting.  I strongly recommend the book.  For former students of Texas A&M, it is a must; for historians, it is an excellent history of Texas A&M; and for others, perhaps it will contribute to a better understanding of ‘the spirit that can ne’er be told’ – the spirit of Aggieland.”-East Texas Historical Association 


— East Texas Historical Association

“. . . will contribute to a better understanding of ‘the spirit that can ne’er be told’ – the spirit of Aggieland.”-East Texas Historical Association


— East Texas Historical Association

“It is the rare reader who will not be struck by Adam’s extensive research.  The range of sources consulted in the preparation of this study is truly impressive.  And as a former member of the Corps, Adam’s palpable enthusiasm for his subject is one that most current and former cadets will no doubt appreciate.  Current and future alumni of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M will definitely welcome this handsomely designed book and assign it a prominent place in their library”-Southwestern Historical Quarterly


— Southwestern Historical Quarterly

“It is the rare reader who will not be struck by Adam’s extensive research. . . ."--Southwestern Historical Quarterly

 


— Southwestern Historical Quarterly

“Adam’s provides a detailed institutional history with many interesting anecdotes and stories. Local media coverage, oral histories, and photographs supplement his extensive use of institu­tional archival reports and correspondence. Anyone interested in Texas A&M University will be impressed with this well-researched and attractive book.”-Journal of Southern History


— Journal of Southern History

“Adam’s provides a detailed institutional history with many interesting anecdotes and stories. . ."-Journal of Southern History


— Journal of Southern History


Product Details
ISBN: 9781603441551
ISBN-10: 1603441557
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication Date: January 27th, 2011
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University