The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown

  • Subject: Biography & Memoirs
  • Format:
    Softcover
  • Pages:
    320
    pages
  • Published:
    February 20, 2007
  • ISBN-10:
    1591148529
  • ISBN-13:
    9781591148524
  • Product Dimensions:
    9 × 6 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    10 oz
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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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