Let's be honest. A lot of books about West Point or leadership can be very dry. Learning doesn't have to be that way.
In The Diary of a West Point Cadet, by Captain Preston Pysh, the author teaches essential West Point leadership through the most fun and unique reading of any book in its class. Each intriguing firsthand account of Preston's top 12 enthralling and hilarious stories from attending West Point, will capture your interest and imagination. The stories walk the reader down a personal journey many outsiders never see behind the thick stoney walls. As an added bonus, Preston efficiently summarizes how each gripping story taught him a vital leadership lesson that prepared him to be a combat commander with the renown 101st Airborne Division. If you are an aspiring cadet, a small-group leader, or even an emerging leader in corporate America, this book is for you.
If you like twists and turns while reading and learning, you are in for a treat. Learning about leadership and the United States Military Academy has never been this fun. Prepare to be glued to your seat and the text as you experience unforgettable stories and lessons from "The Point."
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This book is one of the most honest, entertaining and insightful books I have ever had the priviledge to listen to. Apart from the valuable leadership advice, the stories are entertaining and filled with excitement. The only thing that could possibly make the audiobook better, is if Preston could narrate it himself (not that Jack Hicks did anthing wrong - he does a superb job). Thank you for a book that I wanted to never finish.
I liked how he laid out the book. Every chapter was a mini-story of its own, with a leadership lesson at the end of each one.
One of a kind.
Could start to feel the emotions of every character.
I very much appreciated the balance he struck between highlighting his accomplishments and taking a humble position so all of us could relate.
If you always wonder what it must be like at Westpoint, this audio books gives you a sneak peak into a life of a Westpoint graduate.
I was impressed at how well the author was able to take me through his entire experience through West Point. I felt as if I were his roommate experiencing the same things. I also enjoy that with every story in each chapter there is a vital leadership point that he ties into his experience. Great read.
As a civilian, I was curious about what life at a military academy was like. I was delighted to hear such an entertaining as well as educational story by Preston Pysh. He told stories about his own life as a cadet, the apprehensions and challenges as well as the opportunities and joys (and pranks) that he experienced. The narrator really gave the stories life, making the humor more humorous and the serious more poignant. I could actually feel the emotions he felt.
I like the fact that this was a true story. I had no idea West Point life was like this.
I liked where one cadet that had purchased a "get out of jail free" coupon on auction turned it in for an enormous transgression of military behavior. He was one smart guy!
I have always had the utmost respect for all military personnel and felt we can never compensate them adequately for all they put on the line for our liberties every day. This book helped me see the real human emotion side of the cadet and how they truly love our country and would do any and all to protect it at any cost.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone, civilian or potential academy cadet. It is not only entertaining but educational as well. West Point has been around over 100 years and still produces the best military tacticians of our time.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It highlighted a lot of great pointers in life about leadership that can be found everywhere but mostly get overlooked. I like how it kept reminding me that there's always a lesson in everything. It had a great ending
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