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By Tom Carhart

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons (April, 2005)

Sacred Ties (picture)


From ALA Booklist (May 15, 2005):

Military historian, West Point alum, and Vietnam veteran Carhart tells the moving story of six cadets of the Point class of 1861 and the bonds among them, which grew out of the shared experience of being cadets as well as attending illegal dinner parties at the tavern run by Benny Haven, former food supplier to the college (“former” because he had also run forbidden liquor to cadets). Then came the Civil War, dividing them equally. Henry DuPont, top man in the class, served mostly in Union staff and artillery positions, guaranteeing obscurity. The other five are household words among Civil War buffs. Confederates Stephen Ramseur and John Pegram didn’t survive the war, while Thomas Rosser lived long if not always prosperously. We all know what happened to George Custer, while Wesley Merritt, an equally distinguished cavalryman, eventually commanded in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. The bond among West Point classmates it documents is considered very typical, then or now. --Roland Gree n

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“Truly a great book, and clearly Carhart’s best to date – this is splendid military history, highly recommended”

---Major General (ret.) Robert H. Scales, Ph.D., author of The Iraq War and Commandant, U.S. Army War College 1997-2000

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Other Books by Tom Carhart:

A Time to Lead (book picture)

In a combination memoir, patriotic tract and broadside about contemporary American politics, Clark explains how his dismay with the Bush administration's determination to invade
Iraq without good reason primed him to seek the presidency . . .

See A Time to Lead.

West Point Warriors (book picture)

Lee's real plan at Gettysburg--and why it failed . . .

See Lost Triumph.

West Point Warriors (book picture)

Beginning with Sylvanus Thayer, "father" of the United States Military Academy at West Point, West Point Warriors, through the individual stories of more than 20 West Point. . . .

See West Point Warriors.

Iron Soldiers (book picture)

Iron Soldiers tells the story of the U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division, the "Iron Soldiers," who led Desert Storm's successful "Left Hook" or "Hail Mary" in a three-day battle against Iraq's elite and massively equipped Republican Guard. . .

See Iron Soldiers

Battlefront Vietnam (book picture) Battlefront Vietnam is the paperback version of Tom Carhart's first book, Battles and Campaigns in Vietnam. Chapters include the following. . . .

See Battlefront Vietnam

The Offering (book picture) The Offering is a first-hand, narrative account of Tom Carhart's year in Vietnam. . . . As a young lieutenant fresh out of West Point, Tom joined the 101st Airborne Division. . . .

See The Offering

Battles and Campaigns (book picture) Beginning with Dien Bien Phu and covering American involvement in the Vietnam War, Carhart traces the history of thirty years of conflict in Vietnam. This is a hardcover, "coffee table" book with over 230 illustrations. . . .

See Battles and Campaigns in Vietnam


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