Norwich Matters by Randall H. Miller

UPDATED December 17th: Copies are shipped immediately from Amazon via First Class Mail.

Question: What do the following have in common?

The patriarch of Yale University’s mysterious Skull and Bones Society

The heroes of World War II

The founder of Alcoholics Anonymous

The fathers of Theta Chi

Answer: They all got their start in the Norwich University Corps of Cadets!

Fast-paced and meticulously researched, Norwich Matters is a fascinating account of high points in the history of America’s oldest private military college, including the stranger-than-fiction truths behind its most notorious secret societies.


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Table of Contents

Whispers from the Attic

In the Beginning

Major General Ernest N. Harmon

Fraternal Disorder

The Panty Raid

There’s Something in the Water

The Norwich Regulators

Theta Chi

The Royal Order of Night Riders

Erving Newcomb Buffum

There’s No Place Like Home

The Skull and Swords Society

Why Norwich Matters


A Note on Sources


Honorable Mentions

About the Author

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I hope you have as much fun reading this as I had researching and writing it.


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  1. Loreily Pardo says:

    Hi Mr Miller, just downloaded your book to my iPad. I’m hoping to get my Rook an autographed copy! I messaged you on FB!

  2. Jason Corbett says:

    Way to Randy, good stuff!

  3. John Smith says:

    When Does the Book come out on a hard copy?

  4. I just finished reading the book, and found it to be well written and informative. I would however, like to request more information on the history and specifics of the Junior Ring itself. There are many rumors and much mythology surrounding the ring (largest in the country, has been used to kill an enemy during combat, etc.) and I would love to know the truth behind them.

  5. Rob Warholic '99 says:

    Great eBook, when will it come out in hard copy, I would like to put it on my coffee table in my office?

  6. Great book. Very enjoyable read. It would have been nice if you would have mentioned the society numbers and their meanings though. For example….Night Riders 192, Skull and Swords 572, etc…

    Great work!

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