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American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm

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Publisher Comments:

A dramatic and moving tribute to the militarys unsung heroes, American Patriots tells the story of the black servicemen and women who defended American ideals on the battlefield, even as they faced racism in the ranks and segregation on the home front. Through hundreds of original interviews with veterans of every war since World War I, historic accounts, and photographs, Gail Buckley brings these heroes and their struggles to life. We meet Henry O. Flipper, who withstood silent treatment from his classmates to become the first black graduate of West Point in 1877. And World War II infantry medic Bruce M. Wright, who crawled through a minefield to shield a fallen soldier during an attack. Finally, we meet a young soldier in Vietnam, Colin Powell, who rose through the ranks to become, during the Gulf War, the first black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Fourteen years in the making, American Patriots is a landmark chronicle of the brave men and women whose courage and determination changed the course of American history.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [491]-511) and index.

About the Author

Gail Lumet Buckley is a journalist and the daughter of Lena Horne. Her family history — The Hornes — became an American Masters documentary, and she narrated a documentary on black American families for PBS. She has written for the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, the New York Daily News, and The New York Times. She lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375760099
Foreword:
Halberstam, David
Adapted:
Bolden, Tonya
Foreword by:
Halberstam, David
Foreword:
Halberstam, David
Author:
Halberstam, David
Author:
Buckley, Gail Lumet
Author:
Gail Buckley
Adapted by:
Bolden, Tonya
Adapted:
Bolden, Tonya
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
War
Subject:
African American soldiers
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
10
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
Military-US Military General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
bk. 3
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.04x5.28x1.55 in. 1.12 lbs.
Age Level:
-10

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