The Harlem Hellfighters
By Max Brooks & Caanan White
From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment—the Harlem Hellfighters
In 1919, the 369th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countless decorations. Though they returned as heroes, this African American unit faced tremendous discrimination, even from their own government. The Harlem Hellfighters, as the Germans called them, fought courageously on—and off—the battlefield to make Europe, and America, safe for democracy.
In THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS, bestselling author Max Brooks and acclaimed illustrator Caanan White bring this history to life. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the trenches in France, they tell the heroic story of the 369th in an action-packed and powerful tale of honor and heart.
Great starting point to learn more about the regiment4By Shooter McGravinI had no idea about this unit. It was a quick read and has sparked my interest to read more on them. This needs to be made into a movie for the masses.
Great story, compellingly drawn5By SpiffyWendigoA fascinating history lesson about a tragically little-known piece of U.S. history in World War I. My only wish, for selfish reasons, is that it was longer.
Amazing Graphic Novel!5By Earl C GreyI had to read this in one sitting, as I couldn't put it down. I can't believe I've never heard about these courageous men before, I truly hope this beautifully written, amazingly drawn book will change all of that. 6 Stars if I could...