The Invisible Soldier
The Experience of the Black Soldier, World War II
Compiled and Edited by Mary Penick Motley with a Foreword by Colonel Howard Donovan Queen, USA (Ret.)
African American Studies, American History, Autobiography, Race and Ethnicity
Pages: 368 Size: 6x9
Illustrations: 30 black and white images
A carefully edited, unique contribution to our understanding of the black experience in America.
— The Library Journal
By turns shocking, nightmarish, despairing, bitterly ironic, and, in rare instances, full of laughter, the fifty-five oral histories in The Invisible Soldier add a significant chapter to black history. The interviews disclose the brutality of the unseen wars black servicemen fought when confronted with the official army policy of segregation and by attitudes in southern communities, as well as overseas.
A fascinating collection . . . The book will interest general readers besides taking its place as a valuable reference tool.
– Publishers Weekly
The cumulative effect of these interviews is staggering . . . A carefully edited, unique contribution to our understanding of the black experience in America.
– The Library Journal