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American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Stormby Gail Lumet Buckley
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In an exploration of black American military heroes from Crispus Attucks to Colin Powell, Buckley presents a history of bravery, valor, patriotism, and extraordinary personal courage both on and off the battlefield. American Patriots is one of the great untold stories in American history. There have been books on individual black soldiers, but this is the first to tell the full story of the black American military experience, starting with the Revolution & culminating with Desert Storm. The best histories are about more than facts & events-they capture the spirit that drives men to better their lives & to demand of themselves the highest form of sacrifice. That spirit permeates Gail Buckley's dramatic, deeply moving, & inspiring book. You'll meet the men who fought in the decisive engagements of the Revolution, the legendary Buffalo Soldiers, & the heroic black regiments of the Civil War. You'll meet some of America's greatest patriots-men who fought in the First & Second World Wars when their country denied them access to equipment & training, segregated the ranks, & did all it could to keep them off the battlefield. You'll meet the heroes of Korea, Vietnam, & Desert Storm. And you'll meet two families, the Lews & the Pierces, who have served in every major American engagement since the Revolution. FDR used to say that Americanism was a matter of the mind & heart, not of race & ancestry. With photographs throughout & dozens of original interviews with veterans, American Patriots is a tribute to the black American men & women who fought & often gave their lives in the service of that ideal.
Tracing the history of blacks in the American military, the author chronicles acts of bravery and patriotism among African-American soldiers from the American Revolution to the Gulf War and offers close-up portraits of some of America's finest patriots. 30,000 first printing.
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American Patriots is one of the great untold stories
About the Author
Kurt Wenzel has written a number of screenplays. Lit Life is his first novel. He lives in New York City and East Hampton with his wife.
Table of Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The Revolution — 2. The War of 1812 — 3. The Civil War — 4. Buffalo Soldiers I — 5. Buffalo Soldiers II — 6. The World War — 7. The "New Negro" and the Spanish Civil War — 8. World War II — 9. Korea — 10. Vietnam — 11. Desert Storm — Epilogue — Acknowledgments — Notes — index.
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