The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage

The Harlem Hellfighters When Pride Met Courage The story of the Harlem Hellfighters is not simply one of victory in a war It is the story of men who acted as men and who gave a good account of themselves when so many people thought even hoped t

  • Title: The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage
  • Author: Walter Dean Myers Bill Miles
  • ISBN: 9780060011369
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The story of the Harlem Hellfighters is not simply one of victory in a war It is the story of men who acted as men, and who gave a good account of themselves when so many people thought, even hoped, that they would fail.What defines a true hero The Harlem Hellfighters, the African American soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment of World War I, redefined heroism The story of the Harlem Hellfighters is not simply one of victory in a war It is the story of men who acted as men, and who gave a good account of themselves when so many people thought, even hoped, that they would fail.What defines a true hero The Harlem Hellfighters, the African American soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment of World War I, redefined heroism for America, and for the world At a time of widespread bigotry and racism, these soldiers put their lives on the line in the name of democracy.The Harlem Hellfighters When Pride Met Courage is a portrait of bravery and honor With compelling narrative and never before published photographs, Michael L Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers and renowned filmmaker Bill Miles deftly portray the true story of these unsung American heroes.

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    1. I chose this book for my Battle of the Books nonfiction selection because it was co-written by Walter Dean Myers and was about the first black army division which fought in WWI. I was so disappointed by it (and the fact that I'm forcing my students to read it). It's not well written and requires some work to slog through.

    2. Really quite a short read. Very informative though and I'd highly recommend it for those who are looking for a deeper understanding of history.

    3. The details of the story of the Harlem Hellfighters is what makes it a comprehensive look at this group born through World War I. While I was lost and/or disinterested in some of the strategy and fighting style during World War I in some of the chapters as they traveled to France and began their fight, I was more closely reading the sections that focused on specific individuals who don't get the notoriety they deserve because of their view as second-class citizens born from slavery and how it co [...]

    4. Walter Dean Myers focuses primarily on the African American experience in his writing, and this nonfiction text is no exception. The book is full of various pictures, memos, quotations, letters, posters, etc. which really aid the telling of the story. The second half of the text is much more personal and engaging than the first half -- which I credit to the inclusion of more specific anecdotal stories about specific soldiers. I still feel the book only scratches the surface about the experience; [...]

    5. Solid little history of the 369th Infantry Regiment, an all-black American National Guard unit that served under French command in WWI. The best parts are the chapters that establish the context for the story of the regiment. The chapters "War in Europe" and "Trench Warfare" are the best coverage we have in the children's department of WWI. Complex issues and grim realities are presented in an age-appropriate way, without dumbing-down or sentimentalism - no mean feat, judging by the much of the [...]

    6. The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage by Walter Dean Myers and Bill Miles is a book for ages 9-12 and chronicles the exploits of the “Harlem Hellfighters,” who were African-American soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment of World War 1. Miles writes the preface to the book and talks about his personal connection to the unit and Harlem, eventually becoming the unit historian.Read the full review: savvyverseandwit/2012/03/t

    7. the title of that book is: THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS, and the author is Walter Dean Myers and Bill Miles,this novels compare to The Restless Dead, the book is unique and special because he talk about the history of the world between 1916-1948e evens of that book is the war between the great country like Germany, America,and other countryi like that book because he teach me about the history of world and how was the war,soldier,weapon,the actions in the past.

    8. The book was okay, it had a lot of information thrown together about the men and what happened in Europe. It was a little organized but it kind of went off topic at times. It had a lot of history and facts that were important to know but it felt as if i was reading a history book instead of a children's book giving me insight on the story in a way that would interest me and keep my attention. It had a lot going on and focused more on just the African American men but Europe and WWI also.

    9. A history of the Harlem Hellfighters, a black military regiment who were organized and trained to fight in World War I. The photography as well the reproductions of posters, military letters, etc. was great, however the writing for me was just okay. I would still recommend it for the interesting subject and the glimpse into life for African Americans during that time period.

    10. A good read, although the book seemed more geared for kids than adults, and it ranged all over the history of African-American soldiers rather than focusing on the stated subject. The many other books cited by the author are likely to lead you to many other interesting topics.

    11. i recently finished this and thought it was pretty good actually it mainly talks about there trainig up to the world war I.

    12. A really interesting topic, with a whole bunch of information I never knew. It was just written so poorly. Unfortunate.

    13. A highly condensed narrative; I would be interested in more details, but it was a good intro to the subject. Nice photos.

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