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All blood runs red : the legendary life of Eugene Bullard-- boxer, pilot, soldier, spy / Phil Keith with Tom Clavin.

Keith, Phil, (author.). Clavin, Thomas, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library 921 BUL (Text) 33500013178983 New Checked out 05/02/2020
Greenbush Public Library 921 BUL (Text) 35500006229627 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781335005564
  • Physical Description: 350 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-335) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WWI, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer."-- Publisher's description.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1
    *Starred Review* Military historian and decorated naval aviator Keith and author Clavin (Wild Bill, 2019) present the first biography of Eugene Bullard, the first African American fighter pilot. The authors cover Bullard's respectable career as a middleweight boxer, his achievements as a twice-wounded aviator during WWI, and, most remarkably and enjoyably, his adventures as a spy for America while living in France. A hot-tempered but charming club owner, like Humphrey Bogart entertaining German spies in Casablanca, according to the authors, Bullard used his establishment, Le Grand Duc, as a hub for anti-Nazi espionage. In a narrative fit for a thriller, Keith and Claivin track Bullard's battles with Jim Crow at home and heroism on the American expat scene in Montparnasse between the world wars. Bullard employed Langston Hughes as a dishwasher before the poet achieved fame, and hosted such patrons as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker, and Ernest Hemingway. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and French President Charles de Gaulle both spoke of his importance, she in a 1959 syndicated column, and he in person at a reception where de Gaulle remarked, "'Tout notre pays est dans votre dette' (All of our country is in your debt)." An excellent and significant portrait of a long forgotten, now rightfully reclaimed hero. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Bullard, Eugene Jacques, 1895-1961.
African American fighter pilots > France > Biography.
Fighter pilots > France > Biography.
African American fighter pilots > Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 > Aerial operations, French.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, French.
Race discrimination > United States > History > 20th century.

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