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Citizens & Soldiers:

The First 200 Years of Norwich University

Citizen Soldiers: Bicentennial Commemorative History BookFor 200 years, Norwich University has been educating citizen soldiers to serve, defend, and build the republic, as both uniformed and civilian leaders. Here, for the first time, the 200-year legacy of this venerable institution is presented in a single volume, highlighting the tremendous contributions of Norwich-educated leaders to our military, our nation, and the world.  

New York Times bestselling author Alex Kershaw brings this remarkable story to life in a beautifully written and illustrated book on the history and heritage of the nation’s oldest private military college titled Citizens & Soldiers: The First 200 Years of Norwich University. From its revolutionary beginnings to its rise to prominence on the world stage, the evolution of Norwich University closely parallels that of our nation. Captain Partridge’s mission to create “moral, patriotic, efficient, and useful citizens,” and his radical ideas about educating citizens and soldiers through an experience-based curriculum, have withstood the test of time. Through vivid storytelling, stirring photographs, and captivating illustrations, Kershaw’s Citizens & Soldiers captures the essence of the timeless Norwich ethos. 

Two versions now available - Prices do not include shipping.
Deluxe edition: $85.00

Limited commemorative edition: $1,000.00
($800 is a tax deductible contribution to Norwich University; receipt for charitable contribution will be provided)
Commemorative editions are numbered and personally signed by Alex Kershaw, President Richard W. Schneider and GEN Gordon R. Sullivan, Honorary Chair of the Bicentennial, and preserved in a linen covered slipcase.
Personalized inscriptions are available.

"I stayed up most of the night reading this very informative and enlightening draft of our 200-year journey.  To say I am excited and in awe of Kershaw’s talent would be an understatement."  -- GEN Gordon R. Sullivan USA (Ret.) ‘59

"Alex Kershaw has captured the essence of Norwich in a well written, very readable narrative.  Norwich clearly has an amazing history which is probably unknown to most people and certainly worth telling."  -- E. Miles Prentice, Norwich Trustee

"Kershaw vividly captures the history of Norwich through the accomplishments of its alumni. It is a fine book that will do great justice to the Norwich story."  -- Carlo D’Este ‘58, military historian and biographer

Author, Alex Kershaw
New York Times bestselling author Alex Kershaw is widely acclaimed for his award winning books including The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, and The Liberator, as well as biographies of Jack London, Raoul Wallenberg and Robert Capa.  He is a graduate of University College, Oxford, and an honorary colonel in the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Division.


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