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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:   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
Named Person: 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 p. : ill. ; 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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"This engaging biography of John C. Robinson, the 'Brown Condor, ' gives the aviation pioneer his historical due and while most studies of New World-African connections focus on western Africa makes Read more...

 
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