The United States Military Academy at West Point is a national landmark. The institute traces its roots to 1801, when President Thomas Jefferson ordered that plans be set in motion to establish a military academy. This book, "History of West Point and Its Military Importance during the American Revolution," by Edward Charles Boynton was first published in 1864 and offers great insight into the beginnings of the academy. 444 pages. 9" L x 6" W.