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Brothers in Arms

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A powerful wartime saga recounting the extraordinary story of the 761st Tank Battalion, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II.
 
“More than a combat story . . . it’s also the story of how black soldiers had to fight (literally and figuratively) for the right to fight the Germans.”—USA Today 
 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar first became immersed in the history of the 761st Battalion through family friend Leonard “Smitty” Smith, a veteran of the unit. Working with acclaimed writer Anthony Walton, Abdul-Jabbar interviewed surviving members of the battalion to weave together a page-turning narrative based on their memories, stories, and historical accounts, from basic training through the horrors of the battlefield to their postwar experiences.
 
Trained essentially as a public relations gesture to maintain the support of the black community for the war, the...


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Publisher: Crown

Kindle Book

  • Release date: May 4, 2004

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  • ISBN: 9780767918923
  • Release date: May 4, 2004

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780767918923
  • File size: 3358 KB
  • Release date: May 4, 2004

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Kindle Book
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Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:9.9
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:8-9

A powerful wartime saga recounting the extraordinary story of the 761st Tank Battalion, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II.
 
“More than a combat story . . . it’s also the story of how black soldiers had to fight (literally and figuratively) for the right to fight the Germans.”—USA Today 
 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar first became immersed in the history of the 761st Battalion through family friend Leonard “Smitty” Smith, a veteran of the unit. Working with acclaimed writer Anthony Walton, Abdul-Jabbar interviewed surviving members of the battalion to weave together a page-turning narrative based on their memories, stories, and historical accounts, from basic training through the horrors of the battlefield to their postwar experiences.
 
Trained essentially as a public relations gesture to maintain the support of the black community for the war, the...


Expand title description text