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
committed to retain
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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
LC call number
D790
LC item number
.D78 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
B D799
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dryden, Charles W.
  • United States
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dismissed! (July 1944) -- Why? (July 1944) -- The fledgling (1920-1941) -- Off to Tuskegee (August 1941) -- Aviation cadets (August 1941-April 1942) -- Nest of black eagles (April 1942-April 1943) -- Fighting 99th : over there! (April 1943-September 1943) -- Arrivederci, Sicily! (September 1943-1944) -- "You're not ready!" (1944-July 1945) -- Fighting 99th : over here! (July 1945-February 1946) -- Camelot! (February 1946-June 1949) -- Lonely eagles (June 1949-July 1950) -- Over there again! (July 1950-February 1952) -- Sayanara! (February 1952-September 1957) -- Guten tag, West Germany (September 1957-May 1959) -- Auf Wiedersehen! (May 1959-January 1962) -- Twilight of a lonely eagle (January 1962-August 1962) -- Contrails (Timeless) -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm34967840
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780817308568
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96024118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34967840
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dismissed! (July 1944) -- Why? (July 1944) -- The fledgling (1920-1941) -- Off to Tuskegee (August 1941) -- Aviation cadets (August 1941-April 1942) -- Nest of black eagles (April 1942-April 1943) -- Fighting 99th : over there! (April 1943-September 1943) -- Arrivederci, Sicily! (September 1943-1944) -- "You're not ready!" (1944-July 1945) -- Fighting 99th : over here! (July 1945-February 1946) -- Camelot! (February 1946-June 1949) -- Lonely eagles (June 1949-July 1950) -- Over there again! (July 1950-February 1952) -- Sayanara! (February 1952-September 1957) -- Guten tag, West Germany (September 1957-May 1959) -- Auf Wiedersehen! (May 1959-January 1962) -- Twilight of a lonely eagle (January 1962-August 1962) -- Contrails (Timeless) -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm34967840
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780817308568
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96024118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34967840

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