Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War

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5.4 X 8.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Linda Hervieux is a journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, the New York Daily News, and The Daily Beast. A native of Lowell, Massachusetts, she lives in Paris, France, with her husband. This is her first book.


"Forgotten is an utterly compelling account of the African Americans who played a crucial and dangerous role in the invasion of Europe. The story of their heroic duty is long overdue." -- Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation

"Thrilling... Forgotten manages to weave the intricate complexities of history into a clear, convincing text that is accessible to both the layperson and the history buff. Here is a stunning achievement that will add much to the historical scholarship of our country." -- The Root

"Hard to believe this story hasn't been written before. Linda Hervieux's Forgotten is essential, fiercely dramatic, and ultimately inspiring. All Americans should read this World War II history, which doubles as a civil rights primer, to learn the true cost of freedom." -- Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite

"Linda Hervieux's Forgotten is a magnificent achievement, an inspiring story. . . long overdue. . . . Mesmerizing. . . . Forgotten will surely appeal to both general readers and those with an abiding interest in World War II history." -- Joseph Balkoski, author of Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944

"Compelling... a welcome addition to our understanding of the war and the American military." -- Washington Post

"A long-overdue, sympathetic treatment of the barrage balloon operators who fought valiantly on the beaches of France." -- Kirkus Reviews