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The Resource Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anthony Walton

Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anthony Walton

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Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes
Title
Brothers in arms
Title remainder
the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anthony Walton
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Brothers in arms
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the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWIIs forgotten heroes
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Language
eng
Summary
An NBA MVP and author of Giant Steps co-authors the story of the first all-African-American tank battalion to see combat in World War II, documenting how its members struggled with racial discrimination in spite of achievements that resulted in their emergence as one of the war's most highly decorated units. More than six hundred men would come together at Camp Claiborne during the Second World War to form the 761st Tank Battalion. They would hail from over thirty states, from small towns and cities scattered throughout the country, from places as varied as Los Angeles, California, and Hotulka, Oklahoma; Springfield, Illinois, and Picayune, Mississippi; Billings, Montana, and Baltimore, Maryland. Most had volunteered. Some were the middle-class sons of doctors, undertakers, schoolteachers, and career military men; among the officers were a Yale student and a football star from UCLA who would later make his mark in American sports and American history. Many more were the sons of janitors, domestics, factory workers, and sharecroppers. Their combat record in Europe during the war was noteworthy. They were to earn a Presidential Unit Citation for distinguished service, more than 250 Purple Hearts, 70 Bronze Stars, 11 Silver Stars, and a Congressional Medal of Honor in 183 straight days on the front lines of France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland, and Austria. These accomplishments carried a significance, however, beyond the battlefield. The unit's official designation was "The 761st Tank Battalion (Colored)."--Publisher
Summary
With Anthony Walton, Abdul-Jabbar interviewed surviving members of the 761st Tank 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
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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171044
Cataloging source
ZS3
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1947-
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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Dewey number
940.54/21/08996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.306 761st
LC item number
.A24 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1960-
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Walton, Anthony
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Smith, Leonard
  • McBurney, William
  • McNeil, Preston
  • African American soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • McBurney, William
  • McNeil, Preston
  • Smith, Leonard
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War
  • African American soldiers
  • Armed Forces
  • Military campaigns
  • Military participation
  • Regimental histories
  • Soldiers
  • Europe
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes
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Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anthony Walton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-287) and index
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  • nc
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
January 9 -- Volunteers -- Soldiers -- ETO -- Blood brothers -- Field of fire -- The Saar -- The bloody forest -- Tillet -- Task force Rhine -- The river -- Home
Control code
ocm61256865
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xv, 302 pages
Isbn
9780767909136
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61256865
Label
Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's forgotten heroes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anthony Walton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
January 9 -- Volunteers -- Soldiers -- ETO -- Blood brothers -- Field of fire -- The Saar -- The bloody forest -- Tillet -- Task force Rhine -- The river -- Home
Control code
ocm61256865
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xv, 302 pages
Isbn
9780767909136
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61256865

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