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We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from World War II to the War in Iraq

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The Greatest Generation meets Bloods in this revealing oral history of the unrecognized contributions of African American veterans.

Award-winning journalist Yvonne Latty never bothered to find out the extent of her father's service until it was almost too late. Inspired by his moving story -- and eager to uncover the little-known stories of other black veterans, from those
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Amistad (first published March 2004)
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Joseph Hirsch
May 08, 2015 Joseph Hirsch rated it really liked it
This was a fairly fascinating, albeit short, book. Black veterans of every conflict from World War Two up to the more current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq share their experiences. They recount painful details of discrimination, in addition to the usual horrors that one finds attendant to war. Indeed, the book deserves a ton of credit for the balanced way it shows how black Americans were ostracized from sharing in equal citizenship with their white cohorts, and yet, despite this, how they persev ...more
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Jul 21, 2011 Sara rated it really liked it
Thought this was great. My only wish was that many of the stories were longer.
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