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A-Train Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman

by Charles W. Dryden

  • ISBN: 9780817308568
  • ISBN10: 0817308563

A-Train Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman

by Charles W. Dryden

  • List Price: $39.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Alabama Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780817308568
  • ISBN10: 0817308563
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Description: This moving memoir of a black military officer illustrates the period of racial integration in both military and civilian life.

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? As 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 presents an honest, fast-paced, and vividly written memoir 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 is poignant in illuminating the hurt inflicted by racism on even the most successful of black people -- one of an elite group of young pilots who fought for their country overseas while being denied civil liberties at home. This story of an authentic American hero will touch each and every reader.

"This is an autobiography of a prominent and very active member of the group of several hundred black airmen who were trained to fly in the skies over Alabama in the early 1940s, who fought the air war in Europe during World War II, and who simultaneously lived through the tempestuous life that the United States has imposed on its black citizens throughout all of our lives". -- From the Foreword by General Davis

"A vivid and moving account of the experiences of a black career officer in the USAF through two wars and the transition from segregation tointegration. An eloquent addition to the growing body of literature on black airmen". -- John H. Morrow, Jr. University of Georgia

"A-Train has a life and sparkle that draws one into the work and gives the reader a sense of Dryden's personality and character. His memoirs are also the memoirs of his comrades as he recounts his contacts with other Tuskegee Airmen and moves from assignment to assignment in the integrated Air Force. His description of the Tuskegee Airmen's informal network of support and friendship after integration provides invaluable insights on the aftermath of desegregation and shows how he and his comrades entered the mainstream of Air Force life". -- Robert J. Jakeman Auburn University

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