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  • Paperback
  • 257
  • The Harlem Hellfighters
  • Max Brooks
  • English
  • 19 October 2017
  • 9780307464972

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review The Harlem Hellfighters ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS bestselling author Max Brooks and acclaimed illustrator Caanan White bring this history to life From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg South Carolina to the trenches in France they tell the heroic story of the 369th in an action packed and powerful tale of honor and hear. This is an excellent book and should be reuired reading in the schools Despite the Racism that these men endured these men have left a lasting mark on history and proven that there is indeed honor and courage Thank you Mr Brooks for telling this story

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review The Harlem Hellfighters ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB From bestselling author Max Brooks the riveting story of the highly decorated barrier breaking historic black regiment the Harlem HellfightersIn 1919 the 369th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I They had spent time in combat than any other American unit never losing a foot of ground to the enemy o. I love it when graphic novels are used to tell personal or historical stories it s true that they are not just for superheroes Max Brooks said he has been fascinated by the African American infantry regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters since he first learned about them in 5th grade The Hellfighters were honored for their service in World War IWe spent 191 days in combat Longer than any American unit white or black In all that time we never lost a trench to the enemy or a man to capture We became one of the most decorated units black or white in the entire American Expeditionary Force Despite being forbidden to fight with our own army despite imported prejudice from our own government despite the insults and restrictions and every possible attempt to repress them sternly despite being set up to fail we not only stopped Germany s best from taking Paris but also helped drive them all the way back to their Fatherland And when that damn war finally ended we became the first soldiers of any army of any color to reach the Rhine RiverFor years Brooks author of the best selling World War Z tried to get a movie made about the Hellfighters but the studios weren t interested and said there wasn t a market for it Finally Brooks had the idea to write the story in graphic novel form and it worked spectacularly well The incredible artwork by Caanan White shows the horror of that War to End All Wars and of the fierce spirit of the men who fought in it We see the rats in the trenches the gas and barbed wire of No Man s Land the damage that a machine gun could do to the human body and the shell shock of the soldiersIn addition to the war scenes we also get stories of the racism the Hellfighters experienced while they were training in the American South It wasn t until they served along side the French that they were treated like euals And yet back in the States they were still thought of as inferiorWe d been getting news from home Bigotry and violence were getting worse not better Lynch mobs race riots black civilians were still dying at the hands of their fellow Americans And here we were spilling our blood losing our friends seeing things doing things the likes of which can change a man foreverThere is an upbeat end to the story in that the Harlem Hellfighters had a parade in their honor on February 17 1919 More than a million New Yorkers came out to welcome them homeI would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in World War I or in African American history If you want to read graphic novels some of my favorite personal andor historical ones are the Maus books by Art Spiegelman Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Nat Turner by Kyle Baker Blankets by Craig Thompson Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and Guy Delisle s Burma Chronicles and Pyongyang

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review The Harlem Hellfighters ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB R a man to capture and winning countless decorations Though they returned as heroes this African American unit faced tremendous discrimination even from their own government The Harlem Hellfighters as the Germans called them fought courageously on and off the battlefield to make Europe and America safe for democracyIn THE. The facts of the story one of the most decorated units of the war who were not given full respect by the US military leadership during the Jim Crow era are highly compelling The treatment by Brooks is good and the cameos by Eugene Bullard who s currently being treated in comic form in the pages of the Washington Post comics section and James Reese Europe The King of Jazz are nice touches White is an accomplished artist and the illustrations are strong It may be a personal issue but I find that his line is a little heavy with the result that the action in the black and white panels is sometimes hard to follow This is especially true in the battle scenes which from a distance appear to be a mass of fragmented shadows