West Point DVD
The country's oldest military academy, West Point and its colorful history from 1802 to the graduating class of 2001 is featured in this documentary narrated by Andre Braugher. Located in New York, West Point first came to prominence during the Mexican-American War. The school counts NASA astronauts, Dwight Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant and many astronauts as alumni, not to mention Generals Patton and Schwarzkopf. Social history is explored as the academy had to keep up with societal progress, including African-American students and its eventual admission of women. This DVD provides a fascinating look at an American Institution.