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Bullies and cowards [electronic resource] : the West Point hazing scandal, 1898-1901 / Philip W. Leon.

By: Leon, Philip W.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contributions in military studies: Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xi, 193 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313371547 (electronic bk.); 0313371547 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Hazing -- New York (State) -- West Point -- History | United States Military Academy -- History | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- OtherGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bullies and cowards.DDC classification: 355/.0071/173 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Illustrations; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 1 Beast Barracks; CHAPTER 2 The Ordeal; CHAPTER 3 The Scandal; CHAPTER 4 The Secrets Revealed; CHAPTER 5 The Hazing Law; CHAPTER 6 The Mutiny; CHAPTER 7 Conclusion; Glossary; Works Cited; Index.
Summary: When Oscar Booze entered West Point in 1898, the older cadets decided that he did not conform to their image of what a cadet should be. After four months of constant torment, including a beating in an organized boxing match, ridicule for reading his Bible, and the forced consumption of hot sauce in the cadet mess hall, he resigned. When Oscar died a year and a half later from tuberculosis of the larynx, his family claimed that the West Point cadets had killed their son by scarring his throat and creating a fertile field for the fatal infection. This is the story of the ensuing scandal that bro.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-186) and index.

Illustrations; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER 1 Beast Barracks; CHAPTER 2 The Ordeal; CHAPTER 3 The Scandal; CHAPTER 4 The Secrets Revealed; CHAPTER 5 The Hazing Law; CHAPTER 6 The Mutiny; CHAPTER 7 Conclusion; Glossary; Works Cited; Index.

When Oscar Booze entered West Point in 1898, the older cadets decided that he did not conform to their image of what a cadet should be. After four months of constant torment, including a beating in an organized boxing match, ridicule for reading his Bible, and the forced consumption of hot sauce in the cadet mess hall, he resigned. When Oscar died a year and a half later from tuberculosis of the larynx, his family claimed that the West Point cadets had killed their son by scarring his throat and creating a fertile field for the fatal infection. This is the story of the ensuing scandal that bro.

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