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The Man Called Brown Condor: The Forgotten History of an African American Fighter Pilot
 

The Man Called Brown Condor: The Forgotten History of an African American Fighter Pilot (Hardback)

By Simmons, Thomas E.

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How did a black child, growing up in segregationist Mississippi during the early 1900s, become the commander of the Imperial Ethiopian Air Corps during the brutal Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935? In this gripping, never-before-told tale, biographer Thomas E. Simmons brings to life Ro...binson 's outstanding success in becoming a pilot, his expertise in building and assembling his own working aircraft, his influence on the establishment of a school of aviation at Tuskegee Institute (there would have been no Tuskegee Airmen without him), and his courageous wartime service in Ethiopia during the Italian invasion in 1935 for which he won international fame. It was during Robinson 's service to Ethiopia that he took to the air to combat the first Fascist invasion of what would become World War II. This remarkable hero may have been the first American to oppose Fascism in combat. When Ethiopia was freed by British troops during World War II, Haile Selassie asked Robinson to return to Ethiopia to help reestablish the Ethiopian Air Force. For Robinson and the five men he picked to go with him, just getting to Ethiopia in wartime 1944 was an adventure in itself. Over the last twenty-three years, the author has performed original research on John C. Robinson when very little information on this remarkable American hero was available. The Man Called Brown Condor encompasses a vast amount of information based on obscure, forgotten, and heretofore undiscovered facts. This work is more than the definitive biography of a black pilot who became a US hero, only to be unfairly forgotten. It provides insight on racial conditions in the first half of the twentieth century and illustrates the political intrigue within a League of Nations afraid to face the rise of Fascism. The Man Called Brown Condor is a new, exciting, heroic adventure in history, and provides the reader with an unforgettable story of an incredible American hero.
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ISBN 9781620872178
Released AU 7 Feb 2013
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781620872178
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Imprint Skyhorse Publishing
Released 7 Feb 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Simmons, Thomas E.
Category History
American History
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 488g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Air pilots - United States, African American air pilots, African American fighter pilots, Robinson, John Charles, Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936 - Aerial operations, Ethiopian
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade

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