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Synopsis: WesternLarge Print EditionWillard delivers an action-packed story filled with historical personages and a proud sense of national redemption. Publishers WeeklyIn the first book of his Black Sabre Series about African-American military men, Willard tells the story of Sergeant Major Augustus Sharp of the 10th Cavalry. He and other former slaves proved that they would fight valiantly for their freedom. But in the West, they were to fight for the freedom and security of white settlers who often despised them. Yet, as one of the Buffalo Soldiers, Augustus finds a purpose and camaraderie that sustains him for thirty years. In the course of his service, Augustus meets the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Custer and is in the vanguard of Teddy Roosevelts charge up San Juan Hill. Sadly, even his bravery and success cannot protect him from the bigotry and hatred of many white men.
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"A cracking good story that rivets the attention, swells one's pride, and opens a historical window into the daily lives of these black heroes and heroines."-Larry R. Jordan, Major General, U.S. Army
"I have enjoyed Tom Willard's Buffalo Soldiers. He is a gifted writer and has an important story."-General William C. Westmoreland, U.S. Army (Retired)
"I became so engrossed that I couldn't put it down. This story of the beginning of an African-American military family, beginning with Sergeant Major Augustus Sharps and his wife, Selona, is the best I have ever read. The book tells how hard life was for the members of the 10th Cavalry and their families. No one could have written it better than Tom Willard."-CSM Leo B. Smith, U.S. Army (Retired), Executive Director & Curator, National Medal of Honor Museum
From the Civil War to Desert Storm, there stretches an unbroken line of dedicated, distinguished service by African-Americans in the United States military. Buffalo Soldiers is a tribute to the bravery, honor, and sacrifice of these black American fighting men.
Sergeant Major Augustus Sharps of the 10th Cavalry and other former slaves had proven that they could fight valiantly for their freedom, but in the West they were to fight for the freedom and security of white settlers who often despised them. The Cheyenne thought the hair of this new kind of soldier resembled buffalo hides, and the men on the 9th and 10th Cavalry became known as "buffalo soldiers."
"I [am] a direct descendant of those Buffalo Soldiers and the Tuskegee Airmen and all the black men and women who have served the nation in uniform. I will never forget my debt to them."-General Colin L. Powell, former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Howard University Commencement, 1994
Title: Buffalo Soldiers (Black Sabre Chronicles (Pb...
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description Perfection Learning. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2798201584