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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Entertaining and Educational!

6 stars. This book is a fun, entertaining, set of stories with lessons that apply to the real world. Are you looking to become a better leader in life and business? This book is for you. This author, Preston, does a fantastic job relating his experiences at West Point to your everyday life. If you're looking to increase overall efficiency, productivity, and become the best version of yourself, this book will push you to do just that.

If you, your son, or daughter, is looking to apply to West Point, this book is a must read. The stories Preston tells will allow you to gain insight on what happens at the military academy and more importantly, why. You can use this book to develop a mindset of what to expect before going in cold turkey.

One of the best pieces of advice you will get out of this book is to write down on a piece of paper 5 short-term and 5 long-term goals you want to accomplish. By writing them down, the chances of you completing them will increase exponentially. You will get the most out of life by accomplishing your goals. But first, you have to spend time thinking about and continually updating what goals are most important to you.

The narrator of the audio book, Jack, also does a fantastic job of telling the stories. The best way humans communicate is through stories. I could clearly picture what was happening every step of the way!

Thank you, Preston and Jack!
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- Mike Butta

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

Book Details

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