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McBride illuminates an ironic moment in American history, a time when black soldiers fought bravely for the country whose "freedoms" included Jim Crow laws, segregation, and institutional and widespread personal racism. Miracle at St. Anna puts these intimate stories at the center of the much larger story of the struggle of people of color in this country. Each character is trapped and forced to act as nobly and as bravely as he can in the midst of forces beyond not only his control, but beyond his world. --Paul Ford --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Book was informative but I liked the DVD better. I am a visual learner.Published 8 days ago by dwoody
James McBride is truly gifted not only at creating compelling characters set in interesting times, but in providing a clear perspective on history at the same time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tom Shal
I did not care for The Good Lord Bird, though others did. This was a great story, great part of American-Euro history. Highly recommend is first book, The Color of Water.Published 14 months ago by Unsung Heroines
I have read three of McBride's books and all I can say is he knows how to tell interesting, compelling stories.Published 15 months ago by Duayne A. Fulton
Heard about it on NPR, thought it would be a good read, not disappointed. Excellent for those interested in the plight of Italians in WWII, how our African American troops viewed... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mommajo
Great story, my parents were in Italy during and shortly after WWII so this story has personal significance. Beautifully told. Thanks to Mr. McBride.Published 16 months ago by R. Sylvia Tagert
I had listened to the book years ago in the audio format and decided to gift the book in hardcover format to my nephew who had been in the military years ago. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Linda Morris
I was hoping for a book of the quality that James McBride gave us in 'The Colour of Water,' which is a book I love to re-readPublished 19 months ago by joyce29
I bought this book to take to Italy and read it while there. The story was good enough, but seemed a bit contrived. I enjoyed it enough to finish. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Decorator