The Diary of a West Point Cadet

  • by Preston George Pysh
  • Narrated by Jack Hicks
  • 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Customer Reviews

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Awesome listening experience!

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.
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- Adriaan

Entertaining and Educational

What made the experience of listening to The Diary of a West Point Cadet the most enjoyable?

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.


What other book might you compare The Diary of a West Point Cadet to and why?

One of a kind.


What does Jack Hicks bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Could start to feel the emotions of every character.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I very much appreciated the balance he struck between highlighting his accomplishments and taking a humble position so all of us could relate.


Any additional comments?

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.

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- Tina N.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-20-2014
  • Publisher: Pylon Publishing LLC