For more than 200 years, West Point has produced soldiers and leaders who have served our nation in and out of uniform. Women have been part of the famous Long Gray Line of graduates for the last 30. As Army officers, athletes, wives, and mothers, as leaders in business, in non-profits and even the clergy, they've met challenges and overcome obstacles to lead others with strength and courage. Porcelain on Steel is an insider's tour of one of America's most storied institutions and what it takes to succeed in the high-pressure, high-performance, high-testosterone lab that produces leaders for the Army and for the nation.
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The Women of Porcelain On Steel
In an era where the American public is saturated with images of women selling sexuality and self-centered materialism, Porcelain on Steel spotlights 14 women who chose to make a positive contribution to society. Their qualities and strength of character would lead to success in any era, but their stories are especially relevant today. Rich, poor, athletic, studious, black, white, Hispanic, immigrant, native born, straight, and lesbian, they are a cross-section of American society. Read about the Women ->
The Women of West Point
On October 8, 1975, the President of the United States, then Gerald Ford, signed into law a bill directing that women be admitted to America’s service academies. The first class to include women entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1976. Since that time, women have continued to join that Long Gray Line as cadets and West Point graduates serving the Nation as leaders in and out of military uniform. Read about the Women of West Point ->
The Aesthetic of Porcelain On Steel
Porcelain On Steel:
The Title
Sculptor Tara Krause:
The Look & Feel
The Fold of the Bright-Eyed:
Athena Explained