The Man Called Brown Condor: The Forgotten History of an African American Fighter Pilot (Google eBook)

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Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., Dec 13, 2013 - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 320 pages
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How did a black child, growing up in segregationist Mississippi during the early 1900s, become the commander of the Imperial Ethiopian Air Corps during the brutal Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935? In this gripping, never-before-told tale, biographer Thoma


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A well-researched story about a little-known legend of American flight history. John C. Robinson was instrumental in the establishment of the Tuskegee Institute, and was considered the "black ... Read full review


Map Chapter 1 Africa
Chapter3 Northbound
Chapter 4 Taste the Wind Chapter 5 Chicago 1927
Tall Tree Short Cotton
Chapter 10A World Away Chapter11 Lonely Voyage Chapter12 Marseilles Chapter 13 Train FromDjibouti
Addis Ababa 1935
Chapter 15 Rocks in the Clouds Chapter16 Audience withthe Emperor Chapter 17 Gathered atthe River1935
Chapter 19A Lonely

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Thomas E. Simmons grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi, and attended Marion Military Institute, the US Naval Academy, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Alabama. He has been a pilot since the age of sixteen and participated in air shows, flying aerobatics in open-cockpit biplanes. In the late 1950s, he served as an artillery officer in Korea.

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