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The Resource All blood runs red : the legendary life of Eugene Bullard-- boxer, pilot, soldier, spy, Phil Keith with Tom Clavin

All blood runs red : the legendary life of Eugene Bullard-- boxer, pilot, soldier, spy, Phil Keith with Tom Clavin

Label
All blood runs red : the legendary life of Eugene Bullard-- boxer, pilot, soldier, spy
Title
All blood runs red
Title remainder
the legendary life of Eugene Bullard-- boxer, pilot, soldier, spy
Statement of responsibility
Phil Keith with Tom Clavin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WWI, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer. Eugene Bullard lived one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. The son of a former slave and an indigenous Creek woman, Bullard fled home at the age of eleven to escape the racial hostility of his Georgia community. His five-year journey led him to a tramp steamer bound for Europe. There he discovered boxing, climbed the ranks and garnered worldwide fame as the "Black Sparrow." At eighteen he settled in Paris as a beloved celebrity and bon vivant. A year later World War I broke out. Bullard joined the French Foreign Legion, where he went on to become the first African American fighter pilot in history. After the war, Bullard returned to Paris a decorated war hero and leveraged his celebrity to become a fixture of Parisian nightclub society. Hemingway and Fitzgerald drank champagne at his club. A young Langston Hughes worked as a busboy. He counted Picasso, Josephine Baker and Man Ray as friends. He married a French countess and they had two daughters. At the dawn of World War II, with echoes of Casablanca, Bullard became a French spy, drawing Nazi soldiers to his club and conducting crucial surveillance for the Allies. After fleeing Paris he joined the Resistance before being safely smuggled onto a ship bound for America. He lived out the rest of his life in Harlem with his daughters, working as an assistant for Louis Armstrong. This is the dramatic untold story of an American hero, a thought-provoking survey of the twentieth century and a portrait of a man who came from nothing and by his own courage, determination, gumption, intelligence and luck forged a legendary life
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LMJ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keith, Phil
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clavin, Tom
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bullard, Eugene Jacques
  • African American fighter pilots
  • Fighter pilots
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Race discrimination
Target audience
general
Label
All blood runs red : the legendary life of Eugene Bullard-- boxer, pilot, soldier, spy, Phil Keith with Tom Clavin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The runaway -- The fighter -- The pilot -- The impresario -- The spy -- The pioneer
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates (plates variously numbered)
Isbn
9781335005564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
065373027993
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)on1121653486
Label
All blood runs red : the legendary life of Eugene Bullard-- boxer, pilot, soldier, spy, Phil Keith with Tom Clavin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The runaway -- The fighter -- The pilot -- The impresario -- The spy -- The pioneer
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates (plates variously numbered)
Isbn
9781335005564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
065373027993
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)on1121653486

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