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Drumbeats in the Valley: A Story of Life at Norwich University in the Early Nineteenth Century Harry Sholk

Drumbeats in the Valley: A Story of Life at Norwich University in the Early Nineteenth Century

Harry Sholk

Published September 3rd 2012
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163 pages
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“Drumbeats in the Valley” is a coming-of-age story set in what has become the nation’s oldest private military college. In 1838, eighteen-year-old Ben Walker leaves New Jersey to attend Norwich University, in Vermont. Before long he runs afoul of aMore“Drumbeats in the Valley” is a coming-of-age story set in what has become the nation’s oldest private military college. In 1838, eighteen-year-old Ben Walker leaves New Jersey to attend Norwich University, in Vermont. Before long he runs afoul of a fellow cadet who is also a pro-slavery southerner and a radical proponent of states rights. Later Ben is asked to mentor a shy new student with a history of being bullied at private boarding schools in England. Despite many ups and downs during his three years as a cadet, Ben never loses sight of his goal of successfully completing his studies.