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Pathbreakers: U.S. Marine African American Officers in Their Own Words

Title:
Pathbreakers: U.S. Marine African American Officers in Their Own Words
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
Low stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-055-00257-5
ISBN:
9780160920868
Description

The purpose of this book is to educate people, specifically prospective African American officers, on how previous African American military officers navigated their way through successful careers in the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Contains a collection of interviews conducted with a variety of black Marine officers. The interviews and comments are presented in chronological format that provides a history in itself but with a uniquely personal perspective. Compiled and edited by Dr. Fred Allison and Colonel Kurtis Wheeler.

 

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Audience

Members of the military, especially African Americans Marines and prospective African American military officers, Veterans, historians and students studying black history and military history, and members of the general public interested in the important role of African Americans in the Marines and military will enjoy this publication.

Reviews

Reviews:

Naval Historical Foundation BOOK REVIEW--Path Breakers: U.S. Marine African American Officers in Their Own Words Colonel Curt Marsh, USMCR (Retired) July 16, 2013

"Path Breakers is a worthy addition to the story of the ongoing struggle by the Marine Corps to address diversity and build an officer corps that is more representative of the general United States population. The introduction points out that there have been other books written specifically about the history of African Americans in the Marine Corps. This book takes a different approach by compiling a collection of interviews conducted with a variety of African American Marine officers. The interviews and comments are presented in chronological format that provides a history in itself but with a uniquely personal perspective...Each of the interviewees addressed where they came from and the challenges they faced along the way both prior to and after joining the Corps. It provides an interesting view of the black community experience..."

Read the full review here: http://www.navyhistory.org/2013/07/book-review-path-breakers-us-marine-a...

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$27.00
International Price:
$37.80
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Navy, Marine Corps, History Division
Author:
  • Allison, Fred H.
Year/Pages:
2013: 273 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • United States Marine African American Officers in Their Own Words
  • African American Officers in Their Own Words
  • Marine Corps History
  • Path Breakers
  • Naval History
  • African American History
  • Black History
Weight:
1.375
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
07/30/2013
Last Status Update:
05/02/2017
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