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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (93 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anthony Walton Narrator: Peter Francis James Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers, Brothers in Arms recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st Tank Battalion, the first all-black armored unit to see combat in World War II.

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  • A carefully researched and engrossing account that paints the individual dramas of the tankmen against the backdrop of the war . . . A fine tribute to these unsung heroes and a valuable addition to the literature on African American service in World War II. Washington Post Book World
  • More than a combat story or a segregated version of Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers. It's also the story of how black soldiers had to fight (literally and figuratively) for the right to fight the Germans. USA Today
  • A wholly different perspective on the ‘greatest generation.’ People (Critic's Choice)
  • A brilliant and moving narrative that through its imagery helps the reader appreciate the hardness of battle. Charlotte Observer
  • A slam dunk . . . Well written, well researched and an excellent read . . . Abdul-Jabbar does an incredible job of weaving [the personal stories] into the context of the war as it unfolded. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • A touching profile of men who fought overt and subtle racism for the chance to prove their mettle, and a poignant reminder of the unreasonable prejudices of that era that almost kept them on the sidelines. Sacramento Bee
  • An inspirational, moving account of courage and comradeship on the part of exceptional men. Military History
  • Not only an exciting, informative military history for the general reader but also a revealing and moving record of racism in America’s past. Houston Chronicle

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark | 8/25/2013

    " I got to meet Mr. Abdul-Jabbar for a school event. It (and he) was pretty awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mason Danielson | 1/16/2010

    " Great book! Very well written. It demonstrates the true cruelty of war. I felt like I was in the crossfire the entire time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa Herlocker | 7/26/2009

    " Great book telling the story of WWII from a perspective most folks have never heard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mrs. McGregor | 12/26/2008

    " Seriously, they use the word bivouac a lot, but hey, I learned something. This is a fairly interesting account of a fairly unknown unit of fighters in WWII. "

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