This happens to be the first story I have read with the setting the famous Merchant Marine Academy, and for that reason I found it unusual and good reading. Too bad both title and jacket convey the impression of its being a factual information book, for it is an excellent school story, football story, and story of the battle three cadets made for what they felt was right. They were no plaster saints; each had his own personality problems to face. But they got off on the wrong foot, won the jealous enmity of a star athlete, a crook who plotted to put them continually in the wrong- and succeeded in getting them the silent treatment for most of their first year. Throughout the story, the ideals, the goals, the procedure, the training of the cadets are all graphically presented. It all comes out right in the end, of course.