Soaring to Glory by Philip Handleman audiobook

Soaring to Glory: A Tuskegee Airman’s Firsthand Account of World War II

By Philip Handleman , with Lt. Col. Harry T. Stewart Jr.
Read by Arthur Morey

Blackstone Publishing 9781621579519
7.72 Hours Unabridged
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The valiant fight for freedom in the air and dignity on the ground He had to sit in a segregated rail car on the journey to Army basic training in Mississippi in 1943. But two years later, the twenty-year-old African American from New York was at the controls of a P-51, prowling for Luftwaffe aircraft at five thousand feet over the Austrian countryside. By the end of World War II, he had done something that nobody could take away from him: He had become an American hero. This is the remarkable true story of Lt. Col. Harry Stewart Jr, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. Award-winning aviation writer Philip Handleman recreates the harrowing action and heart-pounding drama of Stewart’s combat missions, including the legendary mission in which Stewart downed three enemy fighters. Soaring to Glory also reveals the cruel injustices Stewart and his fellow Tuskegee Airmen faced during their wartime service and upon return home after the war. Stewart’s heroism was not celebrated as it should have been in postwar America—but now, his boundless courage and determination will never be forgotten.

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Summary

Summary

The valiant fight for freedom in the air and dignity on the ground

He had to sit in a segregated rail car on the journey to Army basic training in Mississippi in 1943. But two years later, the twenty-year-old African American from New York was at the controls of a P-51, prowling for Luftwaffe aircraft at five thousand feet over the Austrian countryside. By the end of World War II, he had done something that nobody could take away from him:

He had become an American hero.

This is the remarkable true story of Lt. Col. Harry Stewart Jr, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. Award-winning aviation writer Philip Handleman recreates the harrowing action and heart-pounding drama of Stewart’s combat missions, including the legendary mission in which Stewart downed three enemy fighters.

Soaring to Glory also reveals the cruel injustices Stewart and his fellow Tuskegee Airmen faced during their wartime service and upon return home after the war. Stewart’s heroism was not celebrated as it should have been in postwar America—but now, his boundless courage and determination will never be forgotten.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This book is a masterpiece.” Colonel Charles E. McGee, USAF (ret.), former president, Tuskegee Airmen Inc.
“I strongly recommend this book for anyone who wants to know more about the pioneering flyers who broke barriers and changed the world!” Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Jefferson, USAF (ret.), cofounder, Tuskegee Airmen Inc.
“All Americans owe Harry Stewart Jr. and his fellow airmen a huge debt for defending our country during World War II. In addition, they have inspired generations of African American youth to follow their dreams.” Henry Louis Gates Jr, Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University

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Author Bio: Philip Handleman

Author Bio: Philip Handleman

Philip Handleman is the author of twenty-three aviation-related books. He is the recipient of the 2008 Harriet Quimby Award from the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame for contributions to aviation art and literature and the Combs Gates Award from the National Aviation Hall of Fame for contributions to the preservation of America’s air and space heritage. He has also been recognized by the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum with its Outstanding Achievement Award and its Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award. He frequently writes for aviation magazines and is also published in a wide array of specialty and general interest outlets.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English