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Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes Paperback – May 10, 2005
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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
From the Back Cover
- Publisher : Crown (May 10, 2005)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0767909135
- ISBN-13 : 978-0767909136
- Item Weight : 10.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.6 x 0.73 x 8.3 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #125,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This work gives the reader a rare look at the valor displayed by the 761st tank battalion. An all black unit of skilled tankers who earned the respect of their commanders and commanders of other units whom they supported.
There are a few errors such as the chronically incorrect dating of Patton's early years and the translation of Panzer. There are far more important subjects and issues within this piece that dwelling over those kind of errors I deem unimportant.