American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from by Gail Lumet Buckley

By Gail Lumet Buckley

American Patriots is without doubt one of the nice untold tales in American background. there were books on person black infantrymen, yet this is often the 1st to inform the entire tale of the black American army adventure, beginning with the Revolution and culminating with wilderness Storm.

The top histories are approximately greater than evidence and occasions — they trap the spirit that drives males to raised their lives and to call for of themselves the top kind of sacrifice. That spirit permeates Gail Buckley’s dramatic, deeply relocating, and encouraging ebook. You’ll meet the lads who fought within the decisive engagements of the Revolution, the mythical Buffalo squaddies, and the heroic black regiments of the Civil warfare. You’ll meet a few of America’s maximum patriots — males who fought within the First and moment global Wars while their kingdom denied them entry to gear and coaching, segregated the ranks, and did all it could possibly to maintain them off the battlefield. You’ll meet the heroes of Korea, Vietnam, and desolate tract typhoon. And you’ll meet households, the Lews and the Pierces, who've served in each American engagement because the Revolution.

FDR used to assert that Americanism was once an issue of the brain and center, now not of race and ancestry. With pictures all through and dozens of unique interviews with veterans, American Patriots is a tribute to the black American women and men who fought and gave their lives within the provider of that ideal.

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