Character Carved in Stone

The 12 Core Virtues of West Point That Build Leaders and Produce Success

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"These virtues will produce victory on the battlefield and in every other field of endeavor."--from the foreword by Mike Krzyzewski, head men's basketball coach, Duke University

"Character Carved in Stone vividly captures many of the life lessons I learned as a student and athlete at West Point. This book is a difference maker!"--Brig. Gen. Pete Dawkins, US Army (Ret); distinguished graduate, US Military Academy at West Point, 2002

"The world needs leaders with strong character more than ever. This book is a must-read if we want people who can solve the big challenges we all face."--Gen. Richard B. Myers, US Air Force (Ret); 15th chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; president, Kansas State University

"Pat has written a splendid book about the virtues that define a West Point education and differentiate it from all other universities. I enjoyed his book and heartily recommend it."--Col. Frank Borman, US Air Force (Ret); commander, Apollo 8

"Pat Williams has done a masterful job of reminding us that leaders are made--not born."--Gen. Tommy R. Franks, US Army (Ret); former commander in chief, United States Central Command


Pat Williams, Author

Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than 50 years of professional sports experience, has written more than 100 books, including the popular Coach Wooden, Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret, and Character Carved in Stone. Find out more at www

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Jim Denney, Author

Jim Denney is the author of Walt's Disneyland, Answers to Satisfy the Soul, Writing in Overdrive, and the Timebenders series for young readers. He has written many books with Pat Williams, including Coach Wooden, The Difference You Make, and The Sweet Spot for Success. Learn more at

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