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This is a book for people who want to really know what it is like behind the gates.
One of my friends and classmates, a mechanical engineering professor at the Academy, sugested that I read Bruce Fleming's "Annapolis Autumn."
As one might expect from a man who holds a PhD in English, the prose is well done, very clean and exact, with a great flair for description.
Unfortunately, Fleming has no idea what he is talking about...Coming into the yard every day, teaching a few English classes, and going home does not make him an expert on the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Spence
A well written book on entry quotas and the impact that football has on USNA. Not everyone agrees with all of Prof. Fleming's thoughts on USNA, but this book rings true. Read morePublished 4 months ago by workerbee
Annapolis Autumn is more a collection of essays than chapters. The essays link lightly together. I found the essays fit into three categories: (1) description of USNA, (2) an... Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by Steve Brooks
This is just a terrible book. Poorly written, and filled with mush. No wonder the USNA is producing a bunch of politically correct graduates who do everything they can to get out... Read morePublished on October 24, 2007 by M. Laughlin
Amidst many informative and entertaining pages about Annapolis, Prof. Fleming reveals two very shocking facts. Read morePublished on April 27, 2006 by Amazedbylife
In Annapolis Autumn, Professor Bruce Fleming gives the reader a rare look into Naval Academy culture with dignity, humor, and occasionally, the kind of candor that makes the brass... Read morePublished on February 25, 2006 by William T. Park
An interesting book. Despite his critics, Prof Fleming provokes some thought about the how and why of the Naval Academy, and in the process, he puts some interesting, fundamental... Read morePublished on February 6, 2006 by Good reader
I graduated from the Academy in 73 and it seems as if it hasn't changed a bit. It is as accurate a picture of what goes on inside that an outsider can have. Read morePublished on January 29, 2006 by E. Novicki
I have a female mid at the Academy and this book has really opened my eyes and allowed me to see things from a totally different perspective. Read morePublished on January 13, 2006 by Helene