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Freedom flyers : the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

Autor: J Todd Moye
Editorial: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Serie: Oxford oral history series.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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From the Publisher: As the country's first African American military pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen fought in World War II on two fronts: against the Axis powers in the skies over Europe and against Jim Crow racism and segregation at home. Although the pilots flew more than 15,000 sorties and destroyed more than 200 German aircraft, their most far-reaching achievement defies quantification: delivering a powerful blow  Leer más
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Género/Forma: History
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: J Todd Moye
ISBN: 9780195386554 0195386558 9780199896554 0199896550
Número OCLC: 432443975
Descripción: vii, 241 pages [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contenido: Prologue: This is where you sit --
The use of Negro manpower in war --
The Black Eagles take flight --
The experiment --
Combat on several fronts --
The trials of the 477th --
Integrating the Air Force --
Epilogue: Let's make it a holy crusade all around.
Título de la serie: Oxford oral history series.
Responsabilidad: J. Todd Moye.
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"Freedom Flyers" brings to life the legacy of a determined, visionary cadre of African-American airmen who proved their capabilities and patriotism beyond question, transformed the armed forces, and  Leer más

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Moye does an admirable job in recounting these men's heroic and painful struggle... Takes us beyond the story's superficial feel-good factor and furnishes the details that give gravitas to this saga. Leer más

 
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