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The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown
by Theodore Taylor


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Jesse Leroy Brown was born in 1926 to sharecroppers in the segregated South. An outstanding student and top athlete, he set his sights on becoming a Navy pilot despite the resistance of his family and the rampant Jim Crow laws. Brown went on to become the first black man to fly a Navy fighter and make a carrier landing.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Jesse Leroy Brown was born in 1926 to sharecroppers in the segregated South. An outstanding student and top athlete, he set his sights on becoming a Navy pilot despite the resistance of his family and the rampant Jim Crow laws. Brown went on to become the first black man to fly a Navy fighter and make a carrier landing. Based on archival documents and interviews with those who knew Brown, this is both a stirring story of a man breaking historic racial barriers and a thrilling tale of naval carrier aviation and combat.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781591148524
  • ISBN-10: 1591148529
  • Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
  • Publish Date: February 2007
  • Page Count: 300
  • Dimensions: 8.88 x 5.99 x 0.84 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds

Series: Bluejacket Books

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Cultural Heritage
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Military
Books > History > Military - Aviation

 
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