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The man called Brown Condor : the forgotten history of an African American fighter pilot

Author: Thomas E Simmons
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The forgotten true story of American war hero John Charles Robinson, a.k.a. The Brown Condor of Ethiopia, and the commander of the Imperial Ethiopian Air Corps during the brutal Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935. Simmons brings to life Robinson's success in becoming a pilot, his expertise in building and assembling his own working aircraft, his influence on the establishment of a school of aviation at Tuskegee Institute.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Charles Robinson; John Charles Robinson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Simmons
ISBN: 9781620872178 162087217X
OCLC Number: 783159506
Notes: "A Herman Graf book."
Description: viii, 293 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 23 cm
Contents: Africa, 1954 --
Mississippi, 1910 --
Northbound --
Taste the wind --
Chicago, 1927 --
But will it fly? --
A twenty-dollar bet --
Hummingbird --
Tall tree, short cotton --
A world away --
Lonely voyage --
Marseilles --
Train from Djibouti --
Addis Ababa, 1935 --
Rocks in the clouds --
Audience with the Emperor --
Gathered at the river, 1935 --
Dogs and rabbits --
A lonely war --
Sportsmen and warriors --
Stranger to peace --
Reluctant hero --
Toward home --
Gulfport, 1936 --
Hard choices --
Once more to Africa.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Simmons.
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