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Tuskegee Airman: The Biography of Charles E. McGee, Air Force Fighter Combat Record Holder Hardcover – June, 1999


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Branden Pub Co; 2nd edition (June 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0828320462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0828320467
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #913,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 27, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a wonderful story that chronicles the life of Col. Charles McGee who holds the record for the highest three-war total of fighter combat missions in US Air Force history. It is told through the eyes of his daughter who captures both the military experience as well as the human side of this story. We learn of the perseverance of this Tuskegee Airman who was able to overcome racist experiences and become an American hero. Part of the delight of this book is the personal rememberances by family and friends. Col. McGee flew combat missions and navigated racist attitudes and biases throughout his life. This account is about more than a distinguished military career,it is about family and the significant influence he had on his eldest daughter. We learn about his bravery but more importantly lessons about the value of family, character, and education shape a powerful message for all of us.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Michael J Woznicki HALL OF FAME on February 13, 2000
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History records major events that often changed or will change human events. History is packed with stories about famous people and places that every child knows about, from Washington to Lincoln to Kennedy. But what about those people in history that make a difference and never get noticed?
Written by his daughter, what we find in this book is more than history its living history. Smith captures the reader with insight only a person this close to the subject can bring to life. Just the lessons about the Tuskegee Airmen is reason enough to read this book.
Talk a walk through the 200-page life history of one of the greatest men in aviation history. Honored by a number of people, Charles McGee is a true national hero for all ages and all people. The sad part of the whole story is how the history books missed the group of men who changed aviation history.
In a day when it is a sad reality that most American history books fail to portray any African American as a hero in the history books, it is great to know that people like Charlene McGee Smith can help us to remember that history is colorblind. Excellent reading for everyone!
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By noel j sinclair on January 11, 2013
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A biography of a remarkable airman / individual, whose achievements are on the record. I had the priviledge of meeting Col McGee and his daughter ,Charleen, at the 60th Anniversary of the USAF Airshow in Ohio which was also a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By jerrie woods on February 12, 2010
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This is the story of a young Black man born during the era of racial segregation who learned to fly at Tuskegee
Institute and went on become an outstanding pilot and military leader.
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Great read! I grew up in Tuskegee and love reading the stories of these brave men. I knew some of them. Read the book in 2 seating and loaned it to a friend who is related to a Tuskegee Airman.
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