The Resource The flight of Jesse Leroy Brown, Theodore Taylor

The flight of Jesse Leroy Brown, Theodore Taylor

Label
The flight of Jesse Leroy Brown
Title
The flight of Jesse Leroy Brown
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jesse Leroy Brown was raised in a poor but loving family and instilled with values of dignity, education, and perseverance even in the midst of deeply entrenched segregation. A star athlete and an outstanding student, Jesse turned a deaf ear to everyone who told him that he should attend a black college, or that he didn't stand a chance of becoming a Navy pilot. Undeterred, he made his way from the deep South to the campus of Ohio State University. Then, defying the wishes of his family and an unwritten rule of racial exclusion, he qualified for the Navy reserve and was accepted into the Naval Air Training School at Glenview, Illinois - the first black man to enter the program. On March 18, 1947, late morning, like a bird, like a kite, like an impossible dream, Jesse Leroy Brown was flying."--BOOK JACKET. "The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown is both a stirring story of a man breaking historic racial barriers and a thrilling tale of Naval carrier aviation. Theodore Taylor, has written a biography that will speak to both those who love the excitement of combat in the air ... and to anyone who has ever dreamed the impossible dream."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1921-2006
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Theodore
Dewey number
  • 359.9/4/092
  • b
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
V63.B75
LC item number
T39 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, Jesse Leroy
  • United States
  • Fighter pilots
  • African American air pilots
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
Target audience
adult
Label
The flight of Jesse Leroy Brown, Theodore Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 300 p.
Isbn
9780380976898
Lccn
98008264
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
OCM39202185
Label
The flight of Jesse Leroy Brown, Theodore Taylor
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 300 p.
Isbn
9780380976898
Lccn
98008264
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
OCM39202185

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