"Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor, and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement tells the life of a titan among men. When darkness fell on Hawaii during that fateful day in 1941, Dorie Miller stood as a beacon of hope. He signaled to the Japanese empire and to the rest of the world that the most beautiful diamonds emerge from the severest of pressures. . . . We appreciate his life and legacy, and we hope to have the courage to face adversity with the same tenacity as Mr. Dorie Miller.”—Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson
-- Eddie Bernice Johnson
“Miller’s story, tragically ended by his death in action two years after he became a national hero, is artfully utilized in Doris Miller, Pearl Harbor, and the Birth of the Civil Rights Movement to tell an even larger story. The history of integration and segregation of the US Navy, with an iconic Texan hero interwoven into it, should prove popular.” Bill O'Neal, State Historian of Texas
-- Bill O'Neal Published On: 2017-08-21
"A good read for anyone interested in the events at Pearl Harbor, African Americans in military service, or the Civil Rights movement.”—The NYMAS Review
, The NYMAS Review
THOMAS W. CUTRER is professor emeritus of history at Arizona State University and the author of several books, including Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861–1865. T. MICHAEL PARRISH is the Linden G. Bowers Professor of American History at Baylor University and the author of Richard Taylor: Soldier Prince of Dixie.