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African American voices from Iwo Jima : personal accounts of the battle

Author: Clarence E Willie
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nearly 900 African Americans fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima, but accounts of their service have gone largely unrecorded. This book seeks to correct that omission for the sake of the brave Americans who served and for the sake of a more inclusive American history. Eleven veterans contribute their memories and experiences"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clarence E Willie
ISBN: 9780786441587 0786441585
OCLC Number: 496959731
Description: viii, 252 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Living in prewar America and answering the call to duty --
Men who would share an extraordinary experience --
Military training --
The 36-day battle --
Assignment to Iwo Jima --
Going ashore --
Taking the island --
Back in America --
Coming home --
Life after Iwo Jima --
Personal memoirs.
Responsibility: Clarence E. Willie ; with forewords by Frank E. Petersen, Jr., Jack R. Piatak.

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