Keepers of the Spirit

The Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University, 1876–2001

By John A. Adams

Foreword by Ray M Bowen

978-1-60344-155-1 Paperback
7 x 10 x 0 in
416 pp. 74 b&w photos. 26 tables. Apps. Bib. Index.
Pub Date: 01/27/2011

New in paperback
“ . . . skillfully analyzed hundreds of primary source documents and integrated contemporary political, social and cultural elements in bringing to light the values, customs and controversies which have shaped the Corps’ 125-year history.”—Texas Aggie
“If you are an Aggie, or a non-Aggie as I am, who holds the Cadet Corps of Texas A&M University in high regard, then buy this book."-San Antonio Express-News
“It is the rare reader who will not be struck by Adams’s extensive research."-Southwestern Historical Quarterly 
“Adams provides vivid images of early campus life at Texas A&M, beginning in 1876 when only six students enrolled. . . . This book is required reading for anyone who genuinely wants to try to understand the spirit that permeates the Corps of Cadets and the A&M campus. . . For dedicated Aggies, the book will make an ideal Christmas present for years to come.”-Journal of South Texas
“ . . .  a splendidly written book.  Adams has researched his topic well and has provided an excellent bibliography.”-East Texas Historical Journal

Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

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