The Harlem Hellfighters. In , the th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other. From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment—the Harlem Hellfighters. Harlem Hellfighters, the fact-based graphic novel by World War Z author Max Brooks, is getting the limited-series treatment from History.
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I highly recommend this book because of the content and the art and I hope it inspires and opens doors for many related works. Oct 05, Dov Zeller rated it really liked it Shelves: I do not enjoy war stories.
It did or, maybe I let it take me out of the story from time to time as I tried to figure out what exactly was going on. I might have to glance at a real edition of this some day.
Mar 10, Wilde Sky rated it liked it. This flew by like a good movie. Also by Max Brooks. It was both historical and interesting. Sep 26, Theophilus Theo rated it it was amazing. Hellfighhters 27, Carol Storm rated it really liked it. Max Brooks does an amazing job in putting together a story with global meaning and power out of the story of a single World Hellfkghters One regiment.
It may be a personal issue, but I find that his line is a little heavy with the result that the action in the black and white panels is sometimes hard to follow.
The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks
This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat Denied the ability to even defend themselves back home, the Hellfighters tear up the Western Front and terrify the Germans, facing down machine guns, rats, and poison gas with stoic relentlessness and deflected fury. However, in order for this to be executed, the Americans must enforce the illusion that the trenches are still stocked with men by placing a “volunteer unit” left behind.
Black soldiers then created fake gun clubs trying to trick the army into donating weapons they needed for training and service. A powerful story about Black Americans fighting for democracy in the first World War. A lot of rotten meat. And yet back in the States, they were still thought of helpfighters inferior.
Yeah, the black guys are heroic, yeah they are persecuted anyway, etc. There is no empathy for opposing forces that are hlelfighters trapped in the same and most evil part of any cultural system: I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in World War I or in African-American history. The novel is narrated by Mark, a veteran of the th’s tour in Europe.
The Harlem Hellfighters
I really liked this here book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In an interview, Brooks mentioned he’d been shopping this around Hollywood as movie property, and I can how the graphic novel’s final scene would have worked well as a third act, a big cinematic climax. They hellfkghters it a war to end all wars. Inspired by Your Browsing History. It’s here that the African-American soldiers begin to first feel the effects of segregation with the United States Army ; they are given uniforms later than their white counterparts and train with broomsticks in the place of rifles.
While reading about Puerto Rican musicians in the Harlem Renaissance, I learned that my countrymen–granted US citizenship in fought with the Harlem Hellfighters and played with James Reese once the war ended.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countl From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment–the Harlem Hellfighters Inthe th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I.
This is the story of an African American regiment, and the hardly-given acknowledgment of their brave actions during the first world war because of racism. White is an accomplished artist and the illustrations are strong.
After months more of “pick and shovel work,” the 15th is reorganized into the th Infantry Regiment and transferred under the jurisdiction of the French Fourth Army. In order to preserve the well-being of his men, Lt. Mar 02, Steve rated it really liked it Shelves: