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Cadets in Strategic Landpower 8. U.S. Army Cadet Command scholarship application and award data for high school seniors graduating in the academic year 2013. 9. Data for 2013 calculated by author based on “Data: SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) Program Participation and Performance Statistics,” College Board website, http://research.collegeboard.org/ programs/sat/data. 10. Complete Army ROTC scholarship data for the 2013-2014 academic year were not available. The estimate of STEM scholarships as 20% or less of the total is based on comparing the fall 2013 STEM scholarships to all ROTC scholarships for the 2012 to 2013 academic year—in which about two thousand ROTC scholarships worth about $41 million were awarded. As the total amount for ROTC scholarships is expected to decline due to shrinking budgets, the percentage attributable to STEM scholarships could be slightly higher. See University of North Georgia website’s “Army ROTC Scholarships FAQs,” http://ung.edu/military-college/scholarships-and-grants/army-rotc-scholarship-faqs.php. MR We Recommend The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook Frances H. Kennedy, editor, Oxford University Press, New York, 2014 I n 1996, Congress commissioned the National Park Service to compile a list of sites and landmarks connected with the American Revolution that it deemed vital to preserve for future generations. Some of these sites are well known–such as Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, and Fort Ticonderoga–and in no danger of being lost; others less so–such as Blackstock’s Plantation in South Carolina or Bryan’s Station in Kentucky–and more vulnerable. But all are central to the story of our nation’s fight for independence. From battlefields to encampments, meeting houses to museums, these places offer us a chance to rediscover the remarkable men and women who founded this nation and to recognize the relevance not just of what they did but also of where they did it. Edited by Frances H. Kennedy, The American Revolution: A Historical Guidebook takes readers to nearly 150 of these sites, providing an overview of the Revolution through an exploration of the places where American independence was articulated, fought for, and eventually secured. Beginning with the Boston Common, first occupied by British troops in 1768, and closing with Fraunces Tavern in New York, where George Washington bid farewell to his officers on December 4, 1783, Kennedy takes readers on a tour of the most significant places of Revolutionary history.  From the publisher. MILITARY REVIEW  July-August 2014 11