Captain Blackman (Black Art Movement)

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Vividly brings to life the history of African Americans in the military.

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John A. Williams is the author of more than twenty books. He has taught at Sarah Lawrence College; University of California, Santa Barbara; Boston University; Rutgers University; New York University; Bard College, and more. He has been inducted into the Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent, a national organization honoring distinguished black authors. Williams lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.

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Wounded during a search-and-destroy mission in Vietnam, Captain Abraham Blackman lapses into a coma and hallucinates about the role of the black soldier past and present in this time-machine variation. PW called this "a dramatically sound and exciting retelling of history."
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