Black American Military Leaders

A Biographical Dictionary


In stock

About the Book

This book is a revision, with greatly expanded inclusion criteria, of the 1993 African American Generals and Flag Officers: Biographies of Over 120 Blacks in the United States Military. It offers detailed, career-oriented summaries for men and women who often overcame societal obstacles to become ranking members of the armed forces. Persons from all branches are now included (Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps), as well as the National Guard and Reserves.

About the Author(s)

U.S. Postal Services manager Walter L. Hawkins lives in Fayetteville, Georgia.

Bibliographic Details

Walter L. Hawkins
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 559
Bibliographic Info: 853 photos, appendix
Copyright Date: 2009 [2007]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4462-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1235-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Preface      1

Black American Military Leaders      3

Appendix I: Medal of Honor Winners      539
Appendix II: Leaders Listed by Military Branch and Rank      543

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—ARBA; “a good purchase”—Booklist; “this deserves two stars—one for covering more officers than [the competition] and the other for greater depth and detail in the entries”—Wilson Library Bulletin.