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e-Book A More Unbending Battle: The Harlem Hellfighter's Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at Home download

e-Book A More Unbending Battle: The Harlem Hellfighter's Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at Home download

by Peter N. Nelson

ISBN: 0465003176
ISBN13: 978-0465003174
Language: English
Publisher: Civitas Books; 1 edition (May 12, 2009)
Pages: 304
Category: Military
Subategory: History

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A More Unbending Battle by Peter N. Nelson.

A More Unbending Battle by Peter N. This book is about the highly decorated 369th black infantry, the Harlem Hellfighters, who were amongst the first American infantry units to fight in WWI. This unit was loaned to the French Army and many men from the unit would later become highly decorated. The story centers on the obstacles, mostly segregation and racism, that the Hellfighters had to overcome in their role in the Great War.

In A More Unbending Battle, journalist and author Pete Nelson chronicles the little-known story of the 369th Infantry Regiment†the first African-American regiment mustered to fight in WWI. Recruited from all walks of Harlem life, the regiment had to fight alongside the French because America’s segregation policy prohibited them from fighting with white . Despite extraordinary odds and racism, the 369th became one of the most successful†and infamous†regiments of the war.

The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, spent longer than any other American unit in combat, were .

The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, spent longer than any other American unit in combat, were the first Allied unit to reach the Rhine, and showed extraordinary valor on the battlefield, with many soldiers winning the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. In A More Unbending Battle, journalist and author Pete Nelson chronicles the little-known story of the 369th Infantry Regiment-the first African-American regiment mustered to fight in WWI.

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com User, July 17, 2009. A MORE UNENDING BATTLE; THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS' STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN WWI AND EQUALITY AT HOME provides the powerful story of the first Afro-American regiment to fight in World War 1. Journalist Peter Nelson details the story of a troop recruited from all walks of Harlem life, which became one of most successful regiments of the war. An excellent pick for any library strong in both military history and social issues.

Marilyn Nelson, Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Award, and three-time National Book Award honoree .

Marilyn Nelson, Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Book Award, and three-time National Book Award honoree, Connecticut Poet Laureate, and author of Carver: A Life in Poems and A Wreath for Emmett Till Having watched the Tuskegee Airmen receive their due respect some sixty years after they served, I commend Peter Nelson's A More Unbending Battle for the respect it gives to. an earlier and equally deserving group of American patriots. As of writing, World War I began 100 years ago, and the story of the Harlem Hellfighters and how they overcame discrimination in the US military, and also became war heroes needs to be told.

The untold story of the Harlem Hellfighters, the all-black WWI regiment from Harlem who-against all odds-became one of the most feared and decorated units of the war. Title. A more unbending battle : the Harlem Hellfighters' struggle for freedom in WWI and equality at home, Peter N. Nelson, Peter, 1953- author. Publication Information. New York : Basic Civitas.

The Harlem Hellfighter's Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at Home. In A More Unbending Battle, journalist and author Pete Nelson chronicles the little-known story of the 369th Infantry Regiment, the first African-American regiment mustered to fight in WWI. Narrated by: Jarvis Hooten. Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins. Recruited from all walks of Harlem life, the regiment had to fight alongside the French because America's segregation policy prohibited them from fighting with white . Despite extraordinary odds and racism, the 369th became one of the most successful and infamous regiments of the war.

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The Hell They Called High Wood: The Somme 1916 . A More Unbending Battle: The Harlem Hellfighter’s . Len's Summary: A new history of the celebrated 369th Infantry, a segregated New York National Guard outfit recruited almost exclusively from Harlem. A History Book Club selection. A More Unbending Battle: The Harlem Hellfighter’s Struggle for Freedom in WWI and Equality at Home. By Ezekiel Register August 15, 2015 - 3:34 am August 15, 2015 Books. View the book's Goodreads page.

The night broke open in a storm of explosions and fire. The sound of shells whizzing overhead, screeching through the night like wounded pheasants, was terrifying. When the shells exploded prematurely overhead, a rain of shrapnel fell on the men below—better than when the shells exploded in the trenches...

In A More Unbending Battle, journalist and author Pete Nelson chronicles the little-known story of the 369th Infantry Regiment—the first African-American regiment mustered to fight in WWI. Recruited from all walks of Harlem life, the regiment had to fight alongside the French because America's segregation policy prohibited them from fighting with white U.S. soldiers.

Despite extraordinary odds and racism, the 369th became one of the most successful—and infamous—regiments of the war. The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, spent longer than any other American unit in combat, were the first Allied unit to reach the Rhine, and showed extraordinary valor on the battlefield, with many soldiers winning the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. Replete with vivid accounts of battlefield heroics, A More Unbending Battle is the thrilling story of the dauntless Harlem Hellfighters.

Comments:
Tygokasa
Another book on this subject came out recently but I didn't want to pay the new price. I learned of this and bought it instead. Glad I did. I'm a big History buff with a particular interest in WW1 but had not been aware of this Black Fighting outfit. Fascinating to learn its history, especially how well regarded it was by the French troops with which it fought, rather than with the prejudiced American troops who wanted nothing to do with it, and how highly decorated its members were by the French Government. A must read for anyone with an interest in WW1 or Black History.

Nilasida
This is a book that should be more widely read by our generation. As of writing, World War I began 100 years ago, and the story of the Harlem Hellfighters and how they overcame discrimination in the US military, and also became war heroes needs to be told. Mr. Nelson's biography explores World War I through the eyes of several members of the unit, notably James Europe and Horace J. Pippin, as well as providing helpful context on the larger conflict.

A great read all around.

Hurus
A brief but enlightening account of the first African American regiment, formed in the latter part of WWI. Amidst racial tensions that was the norm back in the day, the author depicts the contributions these marginalised warriors brought not only to the war effort, but also to the advancement of racial tolerance in America.

These men grew in maturity and stature, as they advanced the cause of democracy and freedom through their courage, their music and ultimately their lives.

It is ironic to read too that both before and after the war, and despite their efforts and sacrifices for the greater good, that these men would continue to be discriminated by bigotry and small mindedness. More surprising is the fact that they were treated with much greater respect by their French comrades (whom they were annexed to) and European civillians, than their own army.

A real eye opener.

Gholbirius
This is a book that should be read by all Black students in high school and many racist White students These are the real people that started the Civil Rights movement - not the big talkers like Jesse Jackson. What is so ironic is that John "Black Jack" Pershing won his Army "stars" thanks to the Black soldiers' bravery under his command during the Indian Wars and the Mexican Border War. just before the outbreak of World War One. Some of his first trained soldiers sent overseas were Blacks who were promptly transferred to French Units who welcomed them into their units and performed very well against the Germans . Pershing did not think that Blacks would make good soldiers (along with Woodrow Wilson) who in turned disregarded the advice of both the British and French on how to attack the German lines. Thus Pershing and his so-called general staff trained the American White soldier to rush a German position in a mad dash, close together, just like in the Civil War - causing unnecessary deaths. How he and Douglas MacArthur are considered great military leaders is beyond me.

Valawye
A well researched and well told tale of men who gave much, earned the respect and admiration of their French brothers in arms, and returned to a nation that owed them much and failed to acknowledge the debt.

Flamehammer
The only weapon that could bring these brave men down was racism. The only disease that is taught and therefore preventable. How tragic that true heroes are treated this way. Mr. Nelson was able to capture the men's bravery and the ugly way they were treated.

Vinainl
This is what I like to regard as a balancing historical account of the war. It is insightfully written and very informative.

Great book about a too-little known subject. Couldn't put it down and actually bought a second copy to give to a friend.

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