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Chappie: America's First Black Four-Star General : The Life and Times of Daniel James Jr.

Phelps, J. Alfred

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ISBN 10: 0891413960 / ISBN 13: 9780891413967
Published by Presidio, 1991
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Book is in very good shape, with attractive cloth covers, clean crisp pages, tight binding, personalized inscription "Best Wishes to Gayle." plus the author's signature. Stamp to first page, and light overall wear. Jacket is solid, with minor corner and edge wear, moderate rubbing to covers, and a mylar cover for protection. Bookseller Inventory # 917007

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Title: Chappie: America's First Black Four-Star ...

Publisher: Presidio

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Follows Daniel James's military career, from Tuskegee Airman to valorous conduct in the skies over Korea and Vietnam to his present status as an upper echelon military leader

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This popular biography, positive without being adulatory, supplements James McGovern's most academic Black Eagle ( LJ 6/1/85) in describing a man who reached the top of his profession by challenging systems from within. Determined to make a career as an officer, James remained on the fringe of black protest against the segregated Army Air Force of World War II. In the postwar, integrated service, James's flamboyant, outgoing personality attracted notice as did his unusual skills in ground command and personnel management. James's controversial role as spokesman for America's Vietnam policies was consistent with his career pattern. James regarded himself as an Air Force officer who was black, rather than a black Air Force officer. His service responded with a series of increasingly important assignments that made optimal use of James's capacities. General readers as well as informed laypersons and YAs will find this accessible. Recommended for collections on black studies and military affairs. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 10/15/90-- D.E. Showalter, Colorado Coll., Colorado Springs
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