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- DescriptionA dramatic and moving tribute to the military s 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.
- Author BiographyGail Buckley is a journalist who collaborated with an American Masters documentary on her mother, Lena Horne, and narrated a documentary on black American families for PBS.
- Author(s)Gail Buckley
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication01/01/2003
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House USA Inc
- Out-of-print date13/12/2008
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight498 g
- Width130 mm
- Height205 mm
- Spine38 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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