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by Jeffrey S. Copeland

  • Author: Jeffrey S. Copeland
  • ISBN: 155778860X
  • ISBN13: 978-1557788603
  • ePub: 1570 kb | FB2: 1957 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Leaders & Notable People
  • Publisher: Paragon House; 1 edition (September 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 384
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 924
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Inman's War: A Soldier's Story of Life in a Colored Battalion in WWII ePub download

The so-called & battalions' serving in World War II made a special contribution not just to the war effort, but . Inman Perkins was my uncle. It is a wonderful book and the author, Jeff Copeland, captured his military life and the experiences of the African American GIs during WWII.

The so-called & battalions' serving in World War II made a special contribution not just to the war effort, but to the enlargement and improvement of American culture. Regardless of the discrimination they faced they never complained and conducted themselves with honor, coursge, and patriotism.

Inman's War is on one level an ugly story about America and racism and. Inman's War: A Soldier's Story of Life in a Colored Battalion in WWII. by. Jeffrey S. Copeland. These letters led him to write a book about WWII and a man in an all Black Battalion. The story was very interesting and according to the author, will be made into a movie. Feb 15, 2008 Annette rated it liked it.

other battalions were colored, too, but their color was white) . That Inman led men in a Signal Construction Battalion proves significant. Here we see Copeland making notes to create the first-person narrative out of the letters.

other battalions were colored, too, but their color was white); and having to discover the racial attitudes of the American South, after being raised in middle class circumstances in Des Moines, Iowa. Thankfully, neither Inman nor Olivia let themselves be hamstrung by these obstacles. His unit endured all the risks of combat forces, yet with a different mission: not to destroy but to build. They supported troops, but also civilians. One of the book’s most impressive episodes comes near the end, when Inman directs.

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Inman's War is on one level an ugly story about America and racism and prejudice and discrimination and sexism, but it is also a human story, a story about real people, a story of friendship and loyalty, a story of the human spirit as it tries to overcome adversity.

Inman’s War: A Soldier’s Story of Life in a Colored Battalion in WWII .

Inman’s War: A Soldier’s Story of Life in a Colored Battalion in WWII Paragon House, 2006 ISBN: 1-55778-860-X Updates on the movie. Those who served in these battalions were unsung heroes of the Allies’ fight for freedom and rights for all, yet they were often sacrificed along the way to attaining those goals. At long last, their story is told. The underlying theme of this book is The War, and this is a marvelous look at one small, vital facet of it all. For all school and public libraries.

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"Inman's War is on one level an ugly story about America and racism and prejudice and discrimination and sexism,but it is also a human story, a story about real people, a story of friendship and loyalty, a story of the human spirit as it tries to overcome adversity.It is a magnificent slice of history." -Dick Gregory, from the Introduction

Information about life in the "Colored Battalions" of WWII is very limited; this book takes a look inside a part of history hidden from the eyes of the world. Those who served in these battalions were unsung heroes of the Allies' fight for freedom and rights for all, yet they were often sacrificed along the way to attaining those goals. At long last, their story is told.

Some of the most important and symbolic events in American history end up relegated to the dark corners of memory. Events once so significant become little more than footnotes, little more than wisps of story once held dear. This is such a story. There are accounts of the contributions of African Americans during the great conflict of WWII. However, most of these are group histories related to units such as the Red Ball Express, Tuskegee Airmen, and the Buffalo Soldiers. Individual, personal accounts of life and service in what were called the "Colored Battalions" are almost non-existent.

This story is based in part upon the nearly one hundred and fifty letters written by Sergeant Inman Perkins during that period that detail his day to day life and his marriage while on leave to his young bride, Olivia. This book presents a look into the past that many thought locked away and forgotten forever, a look into an important slice of our American heritage off limits for too long to the eyes of history. From basic training to the war in Europe, Inman's War presents the fresh territory of a story not told before. It is the story of an individual, Inman Perkins, and it is also the story of the other African American heroes of this era.

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"Inman's War" was written by Dr. Jeffrey Copeland, an English professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA. I had the privilege of listening to him tell the story of how he first came across Inman's letters to Olivia and then all the different directions in which he was led while researching the characters and the story behind their relationships. How this all came about was totally fascinating and made the book all the more interesting to read. We know about the stories of the Tuskeegee Airmen and other famous groups, but the story of a regular, colored battalion such as Inman Perkins's has never before been told. The facts were in the letters, so the information on which the story is based is true. The development of the characters, extremely well done, left me with the feeling that I knew each character personally; I suffered with and for them, especially at every instance of discrimination, a shameful aspect of this nation's history considering we have always claimed liberty, justice, and equality for all. These men were never recognized for their bravery and competence in carrying out the job for which they were trained during WWII. A story of unusually strong love between Inman and Olivia, as well as between Inman and his friends, is woven throughout the pages. Dr. Copeland has already written another novel which developed through his research on this one. I will definitely buy it! A movie based on Inman's War is due out in the fall of '09 as well as the book Olivia's Story.
Ynneig
The book was a great find and information was very valuable. I did not know of it until I read an article, I am so glad amazon had a copy to buy on the kindle at a great price.
Glei
Inman Perkins was my uncle. It is a wonderful book and the author, Jeff Copeland, captured his military life and the experiences of the African American GIs during WWII. Regardless of the discrimination they faced they never complained and conducted themselves with honor, coursge, and patriotism.
Nicanagy
This book has everything--WW2 history, the realities of segregation and prejudice, even a love story! Using it in my classroom.
Ynye
I REALLY AM NOT BEING FAIR; BUT I WANTED TO SAY I DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO SEE IT BECAUSE IT WAS A PRESENT FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.
Zulkishicage
Very interesting especially since I live in St. Louis and I am familiar with Sumner High School and some of other locations referred to in the book.
Samugul
Enjoyed the purchase, thoroughly enjoyed my purchase.
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