Journals Higher Education

$32.95

Hardcover

01 April 2005

160 Pages | 71 b&w illus.

8 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780823223664


Bookseller Code (02)

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Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free

Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW

Alexander Jefferson and with Lewis H. Carlson

A Fordham University Press Publication

This book is a rare gift detailing the experience of Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, who was one of 32 Tuskegee Airmen from the 332nd Fighter Group to be shot down defending a country that considered them to be second-class citizens. In this vividly detailed, deeply personal story, Jefferson writes as a genuine American hero about what it meant to be an African-American pilot in enemy hands, fighting to protect the promise of freedom. The book features the sketches, drawings, and other illustrations Jefferson created during his nine months as a POW and Lewis Carlson's authoritative background to the man, his unit, and the fight Alexander Jefferson fought so well.

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