The Brown Condor: The True Adventures of John C. Robinson

By: Simmons, Thomas E.

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Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear to book; jacket has just a touch of wrinkling at top of spine]. Biography of the African-American pilot, a Mississippi native who "had dreamed of flying and in the 1920's, when many openly questioned the ability of blacks to fly, struggled to overcome the barriers and with determination became a true American aviation hero. By teaching and demonstrating his hard won aviation skills, Robinson was tireless in his pioneering efforts to make flight education available to other blacks seeking to enter" the field. Answering the call from Ethiopian emperor Hailie Selassie, Robinson flew in the service of the Ethiopians during the Italian invasion of 1935/1936.

Title: The Brown Condor: The True Adventures of John C. Robinson

Author: Simmons, Thomas E.

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj illus/design) Anthony Woolridge

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Silver Spring MD, Bartleby Press: (c.1988)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 25746

Keywords: African American Aviation Pilots Italian-Ethiopian War Biography