American Patriots: The Story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm

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Product Details
Price
$20.00  $18.60
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
Pages
608
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.0 X 1.3 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375760099

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About the Author
Gail Lumet Buckley is a journalist and the daughter of Lena Horne. Her family history -- The Hornes -- became an American Masters documentary, and she narrated a documentary on black American families for PBS. She has written for the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, the New York Daily News, and The New York Times. She lives in New York.
Reviews
"A triumphant American success story."
--Stephen E. Ambrose

"A remarkable human drama, one of struggle, betrayal and ultimate redemption . . . Buckley has written a book to fill a significant gap in our history."
--The New York Times

"A mine of powerful anecdotes, characters and forgotten history. You can open American Patriots practically anywhere and find yourself fascinated."
--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"With their blood and courage, they lift us all up. . . . A fascinating, stirring and important book." --Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down

"A compulsive and humbling history of nobility in the face of American prejudice, and courage in the face of America's enemies. Buckley writes with grace and authority--and an almost unearthly restraint." --John le Carré