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Brothers in Arms : The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes

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A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers, Brothers in Arms recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st Tank Battalion, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II.
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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 140 x 204 x 26mm | 299.38g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0767909135
  • 9780767909136
  • 711,240

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A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of "Flags of Our Fathers, Brothers in Arms recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st Tank Battalion, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II.
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"A carefully researched and engrossing account that paints the individual dramas of the tankmen against the backdrop of the war . . . A fine tribute to these unsung heroes and a valuable addition to the literature on African American service in World War II." --Washington Post Book World More than a combat story or a segregated version of Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers. It's also the story of how black soldiers had to fight (literally and figuratively) for the right to fight the Germans." --USA Today

"A wholly different perspective on the 'greatest generation.'" --People (Critic's Choice)

"A brilliant and moving narrative that through its imagery helps the reader appreciate the hardness of battle." --Charlotte Observer "A slam dunk . . . Well written, well researched and an excellent read . . . Abdul-Jabbar does an incredible job of weaving [the personal stories] into the context of the war as it unfolded." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A touching profile of men who fought overt and subtle racism for the chance to prove their mettle, and a poignant reminder of the unreasonable prejudices of that era that almost kept them on the sidelines." --Sacramento Bee "An inspirational, moving account of courage and comradeship on the part of exceptional men." --Military History "Not only an exciting, informative military history for the general reader but also a revealing and moving record of racism in America's past." --Houston Chronicle
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About Anthony Walton

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, six-time NBA Most Valuable Player, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Giant Steps, as well as Kareem and A Season on the Reservation. ANTHONY WALTON is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Mississippi, as well as the coauthor of Reverend Al Sharpton's book Go and Tell the Pharoah.
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233 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 37% (86)
4 35% (82)
3 24% (57)
2 2% (5)
1 1% (3)
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