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R a man to capture and winning countless decorations Though they returned as heroes this African American unit faced tremendous discrimination even from their own government The Harlem Hellfighters as the Germans called them fought courageously on and off the battlefield to make Europe and America safe for democracyIn THE The facts of the story one of the most decorated units of the war who were not given full respect by the US military leadership during the Jim Crow era are highly compelling The treatment by Brooks is good and the cameos by Eugene Bullard who's currently being treated in comic form in the pages of the Washington Post comics section and James Reese Europe The King of Jazz are nice touches White is an accomplished artist and the illustrations are strong It may be a personal issue but I find that his line is a little heavy with the result that the action in the black and white panels is sometimes hard to follow This is especially true in the battle scenes which from a distance appear to be a mass of fragmented shadows Hookup Master (Men of Lake Tahoe Series, safe for democracyIn THE The facts of the Dance Band on the Titanic story one of the most decorated units of the war who were not given full respect by the US military leadership during the Jim Crow era are highly compelling The treatment by Brooks is good and the cameos by Eugene Bullard who's currently being treated in comic form in the pages of the Washington Post comics Chroma: A Photographer's Guide to Lighting With Color section and James Reese Europe The King of Jazz are nice touches White is an accomplished artist and the illustrations are The Hokku or Epigram Versus of Basho strong It may be a personal issue but I find that his line is a little heavy with the result that the action in the black and white panels is Spank! sometimes hard to follow This is especially true in the battle Prison Ramen scenes which from a distance appear to be a mass of fragmented Saints and Misfits shadows

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HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS bestselling author Max Brooks and acclaimed illustrator Caanan White bring this history to life From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg South Carolina to the trenches in France they tell the heroic story of the 369th in an action packed and powerful tale of honor and hear Hard to believe there is still resistance by many prominent Americans to bring the true history of the United States of America to the world Many choose to still wear blinders and sanitize events that took place and are still occurring to subjugate and repress a significant portion of its population and to deny those people their part in American history and world events Read the author's note I'm not a big fan of graphic novels but I am grateful to the author to use whatever vehicle was available to tell this story Shame on members of the print and visual media who passed on this great opportunity My African American grandfather served in France in WWI but he never talked about his service When asked about his service his countenance would cloud and a frown would come over his face and he would say he didn't want to talk about it Max Brooks has done me a personal favor and a favor to all Americans who want to know the truth Being a graphic novel it leaves little to the imagination about the injustices suffered by these brave black Americans and the horrors of war I was thankful it is printed in black and white I encourage every American to read this It is appropriate for high schoolers and adults The bibliography is a valuable source for further reading on these forgotten hidden heroes Flower and The Beast 2 story of the 369th in an action packed and powerful tale of honor and hear Hard to believe there is I Do, Two still resistance by many prominent Americans to bring the true history of the United States of America to the world Many choose to Lasers still wear blinders and She Weeps Each Time Youre Born sanitize events that took place and are Tethered to the World (A Phantom Touched still occurring to Warheart (Sword of Truth, subjugate and repress a Bad Luck, Trouble, Death, and Vampire Sex significant portion of its population and to deny those people their part in American history and world events Read the author's note I'm not a big fan of graphic novels but I am grateful to the author to use whatever vehicle was available to tell this the gibson story Shame on members of the print and visual media who passed on this great opportunity My African American grandfather The Forked Tongue Revisited served in France in WWI but he never talked about his Bad Things in the Night service When asked about his Mountain Man (Men of Lake Tahoe Series, service his countenance would cloud and a frown would come over his face and he would Diana (Sunfire, say he didn't want to talk about it Max Brooks has done me a personal favor and a favor to all Americans who want to know the truth Being a graphic novel it leaves little to the imagination about the injustices Blue Crush (Blue, suffered by these brave black Americans and the horrors of war I was thankful it is printed in black and white I encourage every American to read this It is appropriate for high At Home in India schoolers and adults The bibliography is a valuable The Woman in the Wall source for further reading on these forgotten hidden heroes

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From bestselling author Max Brooks the riveting story of the highly decorated barrier breaking historic black regiment the Harlem HellfightersIn 1919 the 369th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I They had spent time in combat than any other American unit never losing a foot of ground to the enemy o I love it when graphic novels are used to tell personal or historical stories it's true that they are not just for superheroes Max Brooks said he has been fascinated by the African American infantry regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters since he first learned about them in 5th grade The Hellfighters were honored for their service in World War IWe spent 191 days in combat Longer than any American unit white or black In all that time we never lost a trench to the enemy or a man to capture We became one of the most decorated units black or white in the entire American Expeditionary Force Despite being forbidden to fight with our own army despite imported prejudice from our own government despite the insults and restrictions and every possible attempt to 'repress them sternly' despite being set up to fail we not only stopped Germany's best from taking Paris but also helped drive them all the way back to their Fatherland And when that damn war finally ended we became the first soldiers of any army of any color to reach the Rhine RiverFor years Brooks author of the best selling World War Z tried to get a movie made about the Hellfighters but the studios weren't interested and said there wasn't a market for it Finally Brooks had the idea to write the story in graphic novel form and it worked spectacularly well The incredible artwork by Caanan White shows the horror of that War to End All Wars and of the fierce spirit of the men who fought in it We see the rats in the trenches the gas and barbed wire of No Man's Land the damage that a machine gun could do to the human body and the shell shock of the soldiersIn addition to the war scenes we also get stories of the racism the Hellfighters experienced while they were training in the American South It wasn't until they served along side the French that they were treated like euals And yet back in the States they were still thought of as inferiorWe'd been getting news from home Bigotry and violence were getting worse not better Lynch mobs race riots black civilians were still dying at the hands of their fellow Americans And here we were spilling our blood losing our friends seeing things doing things the likes of which can change a man foreverThere is an upbeat end to the story in that the Harlem Hellfighters had a parade in their honor on February 17 1919 More than a million New Yorkers came out to welcome them homeI would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in World War I or in African American history If you want to read graphic novels some of my favorite personal andor historical ones are the Maus books by Art Spiegelman; Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi; Nat Turner by Kyle Baker; Blankets by Craig Thompson; Fun Home by Alison Bechdel; and Guy Delisle's Burma Chronicles and Pyongyang Mouse Under Glass story of the highly decorated barrier breaking historic black regiment the Harlem HellfightersIn 1919 the 369th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I They had Calamity spent time in combat than any other American unit never losing a foot of ground to the enemy o I love it when graphic novels are used to tell personal or historical This I Know stories it's true that they are not just for Vice superheroes Max Brooks Brack said he has been fascinated by the African American infantry regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters Devil Daves Bloody Mary Recipe Book since he first learned about them in 5th grade The Hellfighters were honored for their Lessons Learned service in World War IWe Strange Roads spent 191 days in combat Longer than any American unit white or black In all that time we never lost a trench to the enemy or a man to capture We became one of the most decorated units black or white in the entire American Expeditionary Force Despite being forbidden to fight with our own army despite imported prejudice from our own government despite the insults and restrictions and every possible attempt to 'repress them The 42 Day JumpStart to Permanent Weight Loss sternly' despite being My Dad Is Big And Strong, BUT... set up to fail we not only Braxton stopped Germany's best from taking Paris but also helped drive them all the way back to their Fatherland And when that damn war finally ended we became the first Todays the Day soldiers of any army of any color to reach the Rhine RiverFor years Brooks author of the best Raum selling World War Z tried to get a movie made about the Hellfighters but the Unbeatable, Volume 2 studios weren't interested and The Ultimate Triumph (Belisarius said there wasn't a market for it Finally Brooks had the idea to write the Claiming Addison (69 Bottles, story in graphic novel form and it worked Hiding the Affair from Mom (Stepdaughter Confessions, spectacularly well The incredible artwork by Caanan White Madita shows the horror of that War to End All Wars and of the fierce The Wild Unknown Tarot Guidebook spirit of the men who fought in it We When Forever Changes (English Edition) see the rats in the trenches the gas and barbed wire of No Man's Land the damage that a machine gun could do to the human body and the Curados por la fe shell Sweet Melissa: Ignorance is not Bliss (Book One 1) shock of the Step Dad Knows Im a Slut (Stepdaughter Escort, soldiersIn addition to the war Second Chance Friends scenes we also get Me Times Three stories of the racism the Hellfighters experienced while they were training in the American South It wasn't until they Ambivalent Zen served along Strip Poker side the French that they were treated like euals And yet back in the States they were Lifetimes still thought of as inferiorWe'd been getting news from home Bigotry and violence were getting worse not better Lynch mobs race riots black civilians were Again Calls the Owl still dying at the hands of their fellow Americans And here we were Butterfingers spilling our blood losing our friends Anarchist Modernism seeing things doing things the likes of which can change a man foreverThere is an upbeat end to the Saving the Sheriff (Hills of Texas, story in that the Harlem Hellfighters had a parade in their honor on February 17 1919 More than a million New Yorkers came out to welcome them homeI would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in World War I or in African American history If you want to read graphic novels A River Sutra some of my favorite personal andor historical ones are the Maus books by Art Spiegelman; 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10 thoughts on “The Harlem Hellfighters

  1. says:

    I love it when graphic novels are used to tell personal or historical stories it's true that they are not just for superheroes Max Brooks said he has been fascinated by the African American infantry regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters since he first learned about them in 5th grade The Hellfighters were honored for their service in World War IWe spent 191 days in combat Longer than any American unit white or black In all that time we never lost a trench to the enemy or a man to capture We became one of the most decorated units black or white in the entire American Expeditionary Force Despite being forbidden to fight with our own army despite imported prejudice from our own government despite the insults and restrictions and every possible attempt to 'repress them sternly' despite being set up to fail we not only stopped Germany's best from taking Paris but also helped drive them all the way back to their Fatherland And when that damn war finally ended we became the first soldiers of any army of any color to reach the Rhine RiverFor years Brooks author of the best selling World War Z tried to get a movie made about the Hellfighters but the studios weren't interested and said there wasn't a market for it Finally Brooks had the idea to write the story in graphic novel form and it worked spectacularly well The incredible artwork by Caanan White shows the horror of that War to End All Wars and of the fierce spirit of the men who fought in it We see the rats in the trenches the gas and barbed wire of No Man's Land the damage that a machine gun could do to the human body and the shell shock of the soldiersIn addition to the war scenes we also get stories of the racism the Hellfighters experienced while they were training in the American South It wasn't until they served along side the French that they were treated like euals And yet back in the States they were still thought of as inferiorWe'd been getting news from home Bigotry and violence were getting worse not better Lynch mobs race riots black civilians were still dying at the hands of their fellow Americans And here we were spilling our blood losing our friends seeing things doing things the likes of which can change a man foreverThere is an upbeat end to the story in that the Harlem Hellfighters had a parade in their honor on February 17 1919 More than a million New Yorkers came out to welcome them homeI would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in World War I or in African American history If you want to read graphic novels some of my favorite personal andor historical ones are the Maus books by Art Spiegelman; Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi; Nat Turner by Kyle Baker; Blankets by Craig Thompson; Fun Home by Alison Bechdel; and Guy Delisle's Burma Chronicles and Pyongyang


  2. says:

    As far as I can tell this is a lightly fictionalized account of the Harlem Hellfighters an all black regiment that served in World War I Though American they served for and with a French army that treated them with significantly humanity than that of their own country It's a compelling story that Brooks has made very readable The racism that the regiment encounters can be very difficult to read but it absolutely should be read It's a shame that despite their accomplishments the men of the 369th have been largely forgottenThe art does drag down the story a bit It can be hard to tell what's going on during action scenes and there are places where the violence is so incredibly over the top that it's just plain distracting


  3. says:

    RESEÑA EN ESPAÑOLActual rate 35The Harlem Hellfighters is a uick and yet very educational reading This is the story of an African American regiment and the hardly given acknowledgment of their brave actions during the first world war because of racismMy favorite aspect is the mix of the fictional characters and the real ones such as Henry Johnson You can google his name and learn about him or you can read this comic which is way funnier


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    I'm afraid the ratings may be inflated on this book because of the subject matter First of all I find WWI stories fascinating right off the bat So I was ready to like this one alot before I even started Second I think there is a reluctance to give a bad rating to anything tackling the subject of racism This book is not bad but I think it will make a better movie than it did a graphic novel The author has said the story started as a script he's been floating around Hollywood and adapted it to a graphic novel Overall I liked the book just found it a little 2 dimensional Yeah the black guys are heroic yeah they are persecuted anyway etc I get it There wasn't much depth I think there could be alot about the war conditions the men dealt with in general and the black characters who were motivated to go to war to be paid by white folks to kill other white folks More of that kind of grey area motivation would make it interesting The artwork is great however I think it suffers from the smaller format A larger format book with narrower margins would really let the artwork shine Definitely worth reading but not a 45 star book


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    This is one of those books that blurs the boundary between kid's picture books and YA ish graphic novels It's being called a graphic novel by many folks on GR not sure if it is advertised that way but is shaped like a picture book and laid out like one The material is too adult for a young picture book crowd I would say the content is appropriate for middle grade or YA While the story is important and fascinating I don't think it's addressed in enough depth to truly be called a graphic novelhistory But I like these form and genre related uestions It's always interesting to me when books don't fall into expected categories The writer originally wanted to make a film on the topic and I hope a film is made or several films because this is not just one story It's many stories It would really enrich American historical and cultural understandings if several of these stories about the war about the music about the soldiers and their families were part of mainstream media and school curricula The art for the most part is fantastic Beautiful There are eerie convergences of beautiful art and violent circumstances There is one page with a piano in a field that is really captivating I highly recommend this book because of the content and the art and I hope it inspires and opens doors for many related works


  6. says:

    The facts of the story one of the most decorated units of the war who were not given full respect by the US military leadership during the Jim Crow era are highly compelling The treatment by Brooks is good and the cameos by Eugene Bullard who's currently being treated in comic form in the pages of the Washington Post comics section and James Reese Europe The King of Jazz are nice touches White is an accomplished artist and the illustrations are strong It may be a personal issue but I find that his line is a little heavy with the result that the action in the black and white panels is sometimes hard to follow This is especially true in the battle scenes which from a distance appear to be a mass of fragmented shadows


  7. says:

    This is an excellent book and should be reuired reading in the schools Despite the Racism that these men endured these men have left a lasting mark on history and proven that there is indeed honor and courage Thank you Mr Brooks for telling this story


  8. says:

    Written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Caanan White in black and white photo journalist style and very dramatic in all respects Brooks is the World Zzombie writer so it was surprising to me that he was the one who wrote this and that it is this well written The art focused on a lot of action is sometimes a little confusing but overall good The focus was on the 369th Infantry in WWI who had grown up and came back to racism but who were heroic fighters in the war a little known story of African Americans fighting for their country and killing white people with the blessing of white people ironically As soldiers they experienced racism too though this was work they saw as advancing themselves and their race In some ways this came true and in some ways as they came back to see fanfare that mainly came to whites well but this is an important contribution to history and African American history in particular Pretty fascinating stuff to have in an accessible form It feels cinematic probably in part because Brooks tried and failed to drum up interest for a film on the subject WWI not much interest in that in the studios and then African Americans in WWI he was told there wouldn't be an audience I disagree and think a film might come out of it still if this book gets around It feels already a little like the film he had wished he made But it's good and worth reading Maybe a good book for WWI units in History courses but it is not just a YA text either


  9. says:

    Hard to believe there is still resistance by many prominent Americans to bring the true history of the United States of America to the world Many choose to still wear blinders and sanitize events that took place and are still occurring to subjugate and repress a significant portion of its population and to deny those people their part in American history and world events Read the author's note I'm not a big fan of graphic novels but I am grateful to the author to use whatever vehicle was available to tell this story Shame on members of the print and visual media who passed on this great opportunity My African American grandfather served in France in WWI but he never talked about his service When asked about his service his countenance would cloud and a frown would come over his face and he would say he didn't want to talk about it Max Brooks has done me a personal favor and a favor to all Americans who want to know the truth Being a graphic novel it leaves little to the imagination about the injustices suffered by these brave black Americans and the horrors of war I was thankful it is printed in black and white I encourage every American to read this It is appropriate for high schoolers and adults The bibliography is a valuable source for further reading on these forgotten hidden heroes


  10. says:

    Historical fiction packaged as a graphic novel An important story the trials and successes of black American soldiers in WWI introducing plenty of key figures in a sufficiently entertaining effective and poignant packageNon spoiler alert This is not for the faint of heart it's brutal and excuse the pun graphic stuffIn addition to the history it's worth it for the exuisite passage by Irvin Cobb penned in the Saturday Evening Post in 1918 If ever proof were needed which it is not that the color of a man's skin has nothing to do with the color of his soul this twain then and there offered it in abundance As a result of what our black soldiers are going to do in this war a word that has been uttered billions of times in our country sometimes in derision sometime in hate but which I am sure never fell on black ears but it left behind a sting for the heart is going to have a new meaning for all of us and that hereafter n i g g e r will merely be another way of spelling the word AmericanA special bonus at the end are a handful of photographs of the non fictional characters Great stuff