BOOK ONE & TWO OF THE

"A FULL MEASURE" TRILOGY

“From the first chapter of ‘West Point,’ I was hooked”

Paul TrottiColonel, Infantry, US Army (Ret.)
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"I thoroughly enjoyed “West Point.” As a 1973 USMA graduate (same class as Mr Patton), I was taken back 50 years to some great memories. I’m now reading “Drums of War”, the second novel in the trilogy and enjoying it, too. Looking forward to the next one!"
Steve FoustMaster Sergeant, US Air Force (Ret.)
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"Exceptional story! Captivating! Outstanding beginning at The United States Military Academy and a look at cadet life. And it only got better from there. It even included a great insight into the world of terrorism and international intrigue. I could not put it down."
Steve VitucciClass of ‘69 USMA
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“Intriguing story of life if a cadet at West Point and of the brotherhood with rival midshipmen. I am looking forward to the next two books.”
Mike HerbertCaptain USN (Ret.)
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“This book is an appealing tale of military service during a very trying time in our national history, whose characters have real-life authenticity. A highly recommended read!”
Col. L.D. Swift, PhDProfessor of Physics, NMMI, Emeritus
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“J.M. Patton, the author, has a remarkable gift for expressing the emotions we all experience in life. West Point has all the qualities of a good read; it is enjoyable, informative, humorous, and true to life.”
Steve FoustMaster Sergeant USAF (Ret.)
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“Exceptional Story! Captivating! Outstanding beginning at The United States Military Academy and a look at cadet life and it only got better from there! And, a great insight into the world of terrorism and international intrigue! I could not put it down. So good, I took it with traveling to New York City and finished it on a cruise!”
Marlie Echavarrri BallManager, J.B. Hunt
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“West Point was a book I continued to enjoy more and more as I read. The writing became more intriguing as the characters developed and the story unfolded. The characters peaked intrigue and mystery throughout and the book was very entertaining. Fantastic read that made me feel as if I “know” the characters.”
Greg GravesReviewer
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“Patton gives a remarkably open and credible account of what life at a military school must be. Not only does he capture the daily life of a cadet, but he also details the ethos these institutions instill in young men and women willing to serve our country in the military.”
Sandy LyonsTeacher: English, Literature
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“[West Point is] a thought-provoking story set during the turbulent years of the Vietnam War and U.S. social unrest. This historical fiction fascinates, informs, often amuses, and ultimately draws the reader in for a saga rich with characters, history, and intrigue. Readers won't be disappointed.”
Mike HerbertCaptain US Navy (Ret)
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“[West Point] is an appealing tale of military service during a very trying time in our national history, whose characters have real-life authenticity. A highly recommended read!”
T.C. Berry
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"J. M. Patton's book, "West Point", grabbed my attention from the first page through the last, which came all too soon. The book is very well written and highly recommended."
Travis RushMajor, United States Air Force
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“This is bringing back all kinds of memories of being an OTS instructor at Maxwell AFB . . . It reminds me that the services aren't really all that different. The training sucks everywhere! Patton paints that environment amazingly!”
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J.M. Patton

Following two years of college at NMMI (New Mexico Military Institute) in Roswell, New Mexico, J.M. Patton attended the United States Military Academy at West Point with the Class of 1973 for two years. A shoulder injury and an unsuccessful surgery yielded a medical discharge at the end of his second year at West Point. His departure from West Point was devastating to him, but he continued his education and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at Baylor University. After graduation, he entered the workplace while starting work on a novel based on and correlating with his experiences at West Point. 

About The Trilogy

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