Coverart for item
The Resource Soaring to glory : a Tuskegee airman's firsthand account of World War II, Philip Handleman with Lt. Col. Harry T. Stewart Jr

Soaring to glory : a Tuskegee airman's firsthand account of World War II, Philip Handleman with Lt. Col. Harry T. Stewart Jr

Label
Soaring to glory : a Tuskegee airman's firsthand account of World War II
Title
Soaring to glory
Title remainder
a Tuskegee airman's firsthand account of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Philip Handleman with Lt. Col. Harry T. Stewart Jr
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He had to sit in a segregated rail car on the journey to Army basic training in Mississippi in 1943. But two years later, the twenty-year-old African American from New York was at the controls of a P-51, prowling for Luftwaffe aircraft at five thousand feet over the Austrian countryside. By the end of World War II, he had done something that nobody could take away from him: He had become an American hero. This is the remarkable true story of Lt. Col. Harry Stewart Jr., one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen pilots who experienced air combat during World War II. Award-winning aviation writer Philip Handleman recreates the harrowing action and heart-pounding drama of Stewart<U+0019>s combat missions, including the legendary mission in which Stewart downed three enemy fighters. Soaring to Glory also reveals the cruel injustices Stewart and his fellow Tuskegee Airmen faced during their wartime service and upon return home after the war. Stewart<U+0019>s heroism was not celebrated as it should have been in postwar America<U+0014>but now, his boundless courage and determination will never be forgotten
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
IG$
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Handleman, Philip,
Dewey number
940.54/4973092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D790.252 332nd
LC item number
.H36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stewart, Harry T.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Handleman, Philip
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American air pilots
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Tuskegee Army Air Field (Ala.)
Label
Soaring to glory : a Tuskegee airman's firsthand account of World War II, Philip Handleman with Lt. Col. Harry T. Stewart Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 272 pages
Isbn
9781621579519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1102057838
  • (OCoLC)1102057838
  • 2576097
Label
Soaring to glory : a Tuskegee airman's firsthand account of World War II, Philip Handleman with Lt. Col. Harry T. Stewart Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 272 pages
Isbn
9781621579519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1102057838
  • (OCoLC)1102057838
  • 2576097

Library Locations

    • CorneliusBorrow it
      21105 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, NC, 28031, US
      35.4833296 -80.8663023
    • Mint HillBorrow it
      6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC, 28227, US
      35.1717049 -80.6610649
    • Morrison RegionalBorrow it
      7015 Morrison Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28211, US
      35.1517093 -80.8250892
    • North County RegionalBorrow it
      16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville, NC, 28078, US
      35.4406879 -80.8661493
Processing Feedback ...