The Harlem Hellfighters. In , the th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other. From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment—the Harlem Hellfighters. Harlem Hellfighters, the fact-based graphic novel by World War Z author Max Brooks, is getting the limited-series treatment from History.
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This all makes The Harlem Hellfighters a problematic and important book. Lists hellfigghters This Book. I just don’t think this book conveys that well enough for me. He gets in great quotes from W. It’s a shame, then, when the book creates new ugly ironies. I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review. They also called it ‘the war to end all wars’ Inspired by Your Browsing History. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Through and mac this book kept my attention with an, almost too tight grasp.
An important story the trials and helltighters of black American soldiers in WWIintroducing plenty of key figures in a sufficiently entertaining, effective, and poignant package.
Looking for More Great Reads? 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.
I really wanted more about the the experiences of being African-American and being enlisted as opposed to actual scenes from the trenches. The artwork is great, however I think it suffers from the smaller format.
You can google his name and learn about him or you can read this comic which is way funnier. My biggest complaint is that it was sometimes hard to follow. Nov 19, Douglas Gorney rated it really liked it Shelves: It can be hard to tell what’s going on during action scenes, and there are places where the violence is so incredibly over the top that hellfigters just plain distracting.
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A special bonus at the end are a handful of photographs of the non-fictional characters. There wasn’t much more depth.
The section on the end of bropks actual people was probably the best part of the book. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot broks ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countl From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment–the Harlem Hellfighters Inthe th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. For the military unit, see th Infantry Regiment United States.
Thanks to the writing of Max Brooks and the illustrations of Caanan White, this will change. Immediately afterwards the th participates in the perilous Allied counterattack, with Sgt. 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 th in an action-packed and powerful tale of honor and heart.
Thanks to Crown Publishing for this haarlem. That woulda been a helluva nice story. Four stars heolfighters than five because the narrative doesn’t so much conclude as stop.
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It would be far too gory I imagine. And yet back in the States, they were still thought of as inferior. After months more of “pick and shovel work,” the 15th is reorganized into the th Infantry Regiment and transferred under the jurisdiction of the French Fourth Army.
This is not for the faint of heart – it’s brutal and, excuse the pun, graphic stuff. This is especially true in the battle scenes, which from a distance appear to be a mass of fragmented shadows.
Sep 04, Gregory rated it it was amazing. The images and pain of racism are war have been etched forever into my mind. In all that time we never lost a trench to the enemy Henry Johnson was the winner of the French Cross of War. Mar 28, Diane rated it really liked it Shelves: A late-book flashback to one soldier recalling his easier early life as an usher helping white folks find their seats for Birth of a Nation is haunting.