The Resource Into the tiger's jaw : America's first Black marine aviator, the autobiography of Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen with J. Alfred Phelps

Into the tiger's jaw : America's first Black marine aviator, the autobiography of Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen with J. Alfred Phelps

Label
Into the tiger's jaw : America's first Black marine aviator
Title
Into the tiger's jaw
Title remainder
America's first Black marine aviator
Statement of responsibility
the autobiography of Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen with J. Alfred Phelps
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On June 6th, 1950, when Frank Petersen enlisted in the Navy, he had no idea that he was embarking on a career that would cover almost forty years and would push him to the front of the revolution in race relations that continues to sweep the country to this day. The eighteen year old from Kansas was following in the footsteps of innumerable young men before him; join the Navy and see the world. He looked for excitement, adventure, and possessed a yearning to escape the too-familiar confines of pre-Brown-vs-Board-of-Education Topeka."--BOOK JACKET. "Navy boot camp led to electronics school where he applied for the Navy's aviation cadet program. Against seemingly overwhelming odds, Seaman Apprentice Petersen was accepted. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a 2d Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, becoming the first African American pilot in the history of that elite organization. This was the first of many "firsts" in an exciting and momentous career that included combat in Korea and Vietnam, and ended with Petersen retiring as the first African-American flag officer and to date only three-star general in the history of the United States Marines."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Petersen, Frank E
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
VE25.P48
LC item number
A3 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Phelps, J. Alfred
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petersen, Frank E
  • United States
  • African American air pilots
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Generals
Target audience
adult
Label
Into the tiger's jaw : America's first Black marine aviator, the autobiography of Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen with J. Alfred Phelps
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 334 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780891416753
Lccn
98026406
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
OCM39216117
Label
Into the tiger's jaw : America's first Black marine aviator, the autobiography of Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen with J. Alfred Phelps
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 334 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780891416753
Lccn
98026406
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
OCM39216117

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