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Father of the Tuskegee airmen, John C. Robinson

Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, Inc., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Across black America during the golden age of aviation, John C. Robinson was widely acclaimed as the long-awaited "black Lindbergh." Robinson's fame, which rivaled that of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens, came primarily from his wartime role as the commander of the Imperial Ethiopian Air Force after Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1935. As the only African American who served during the war's entirety, the Mississippi-born
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: John Charles Robinson; John Charles Robinson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip Thomas Tucker
ISBN: 9781597974875 1597974870 9781597976060 1597976067
OCLC Number: 752678328
Description: xiv, 329 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A rare beacon of hope, Gulfport --
Turning point: Tuskegee Institute and going north --
Breaking down more racial barriers --
Twin dreams: Tuskegee and Ethiopia --
Commanding Emperor Selassie's Imperial Ethiopian Air Force --
Fascist invasion of Ethiopia --
The gods of war turn against Ethiopia --
Returning a war hero --
Aviation visions burn brightly --
The winds of World War --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: John C. Robinson
Responsibility: Phillip Thomas Tucker.

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"Phillip Thomas Tucker resurrects John C. Robinson, once the best-known black pilot in the world, who has since been largely forgotten. Tucker's book fills an important gap, reminding readers that Read more...

 
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