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The Color of War

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The Color of War by James Campbell
May 15, 2012 | ISBN 9780307461230

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“Excellent battle narrative and black history rolled into one.” 
-Gilbert Taylor for Booklist

“A fine account of a little-known milestone in the battle for civil rights.”

“In The Color of War, James Campbell masterfully juxtaposes two searing WWII experiences—one white, one black, one justly praised, one unjustly ignored–in a riveting story that makes your emotions, your indignation, and your adrenaline flow. To know what these soldiers—who are so thoughtfully rendered here—have done and suffered and sacrificed for you and me is to be inspired to prove worthy and do better. This will be a classic war book. “
–Dean King, author of Skeletons On The Zahara and Unbound

The Color of War is a textured narrative that deftly explores two titanic struggles—one for the pacific, the other for African American equality at home. In James Campbell’s sure hands, we come to see—and more important, to feel—how fundamental freedoms are often born in the most explosive of events.”
–Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers and Hellhound On His Trail

“James Campbell’s powerful account of what happened instead is a[n]…important chapter of American history, too little known until now.”
–Harry Belafonte

“The author writes with feeling and authority about an often neglected chapter of World War II history.“
–Charles D. Melson, Chief Historian, U.S. Marine Corps 

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