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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A marvelous story about a Tuskegee Airman., May 27, 1999
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This review is from: Tuskegee Airman: The Biography of Charles E. McGee, Air Force Fighter Combat Record Holder (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
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading from page 1!, February 13, 2000
This review is from: Tuskegee Airman: The Biography of Charles E. McGee, Air Force Fighter Combat Record Holder (Hardcover)
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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Col. Charles McGee, February 12, 2010
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This review is from: Tuskegee Airman: The Biography of Charles E. McGee, Air Force Fighter Combat Record Holder (Hardcover)
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Facinating true story, January 11, 2013
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This review is from: Tuskegee Airman: The Biography of Charles E. McGee, Air Force Fighter Combat Record Holder (Hardcover)
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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