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The Resource A-train : memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, Charles W. Dryden ; with a foreword by Benjamin O. Davis, Jr

A-train : memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, Charles W. Dryden ; with a foreword by Benjamin O. Davis, Jr

Label
A-train : memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman
Title
A-train
Title remainder
memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman
Statement of responsibility
Charles W. Dryden ; with a foreword by Benjamin O. Davis, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How does a black American prepare for a career in a profession traditionally closed to blacks? And how does he or she cope with the frustrations and dangers that subsequent experiences generate? A-Train is the story of one of the black Americans who, during World War II, graduated from Tuskegee Army Flying School and served as a pilot in the 99th Pursuit Squadron. Charles W. Dryden has prepared an honest, fast-paced, balanced, vividly written, and very personal account of what it was like to be a black soldier, and specifically a pilot, during World War II and the Korean War. Colonel Dryden's book commands our attention because it is a balanced account by an insightful man who enlisted in a segregated army and retired from an integrated air force. Dryden's account is poignant in illuminating the hurt inflicted by racism on even the most successful black people. As a member of that elite group of those young pilots who fought for their country overseas while being denied civil liberties at home, Dryden presents an eloquent memoir of the experiences he has shared and the changes he has witnessed
Action
digitized
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dryden, Charles W.
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dryden, Charles W.
  • United States
  • Dryden, Charles Walter
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American air pilots
  • Tuskegee Army Air Field (Ala.)
Label
A-train : memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, Charles W. Dryden ; with a foreword by Benjamin O. Davis, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 409) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44955134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 421 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585207834
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955134
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A-train : memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, Charles W. Dryden ; with a foreword by Benjamin O. Davis, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 409) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm44955134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 421 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585207834
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44955134
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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