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Book Title: Black and White Airmen: Their True History|
Date of issue: June 18th 2007
ISBN 13: 9780618562978
The author of the book: John Fleischman
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 319 KB
Edition: HMH Books for Young Readers
Read full description of the books Black and White Airmen: Their True History:Here is the true history of a friendship that almost wasn’t.
John Leahr and Herb Heilbrun grew up in the same neighborhood and were in the same third grade class together. They were classmates—not friends—because Herb was white and John was black.
John and Herb were twenty-one when the United States entered WWII. Herb became an Army Air Forces B-17 bomber pilot. John flew P-51 fighters. Both were thrown into the brutal high-altitude bomber war against Nazi Germany, though they never met because the army was rigidly segregated—only in the air were black and white American fliers allowed to mix.
Both came safely home but it took Herb and John another fifty years to meet again and discover that their lives had run almost side by side through war and peace. Old friends at last, Herb and John launched a mission to tell young people why race once made all the difference and why it shouldn’t anymore.
Read information about the authorJohn Fleischman, who is now the science writer for the American Society for Cell Biology and a magazine freelancer whose work appears in Discover, Muse, and Air & Space Smithsonian, was working in public affairs at Harvard Medical School when he wrote Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science.
In addition to writing for science publications, Fleischman was a senior editor at Yankee and Ohio magazines. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and a greyhound named Psyche.
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