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Come on Hollywood, make this a movie!! I’d not read a graphic novel for a while and whilst I’d have loved some color on the pages the story and the art work were just outstanding. I think there could be alot more about the war conditions the men dealt with in general and the black character s who were motivated to go to war to be paid by white folks to kill other white folks. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countless decorations.

I think this book would have hellifghters much more powerful in color. The th is soon taken aback by the brutal realities of war; the rat-infested, muddy, lice-encompassed trenches become a subject of much complaining.

Looking for More Great Reads? His friends try to visit in the makeshift hospital, and the doctor happily tells them the good news: Thanks for telling us hellfignters the problem. Not a graphic novel for the squeamish. While the story is important and fascinating, I don’t rbooks it’s addressed in enough depth to truly be called a This is one of those books that blurs the boundary between kid’s picture books and more YA ish graphic novels.


But, I like these form and genre-related questions. Adams orders them to completely ignore any verbal or physical provocations made by the local populace. Overall I liked the book, just found it a little 2 dimensional.

The Harlem Hellfighters – Wikipedia

From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment–the Harlem Hellfighters Inthe th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I.

Of course, there are drawbacks to the Brooks approach. Nonetheless, the soldiers soon prove themselves in combat.

This is an excellent book and should be required reading in the schools. The Harlem Hellfighters, as the Germans called them, fought courageously on–and off–the battlefield to make Europe, and America, safe for democracy.

The Harlem Hellfighters

It would be far too gory I imagine. This article is about the graphic novel.

The novel is narrated by Mark, bbrooks veteran of the th’s tour in Europe. I highly recommend this book because of the content and the art and I hope it inspires and opens doors for many related works. On the one hand it’s a story very few Americans know of, about a black Regiment in the segregated U. I am grateful that this was drawn in black and white.

Brooks has included a plethora of fascinating anecdotes, such as the U. In an interview, Brooks mentioned he’d broooks shopping this around Hollywood hellfifhters movie proper History you weren’t taught in school, served up with righteous passion. Despite being forbidden to fight with our own army, despite imported prejudice from our own government, despite the insults and restrictions hellfigyters 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.


Lynch mobs, race riots, black civilians were still dying at the hands of their fellow Americans. A special bonus at the end are a handful of photographs of the non-fictional characters.

kax The trade paperback edition arrived in the store today, I flipped through and noticed that all the art work is in black and white. I’m not a big fan of graphic novels, but I am grateful to the author to use whatever vehicle was 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.

Under our fragile skin flows the same red blood. Longer than any American unit, white or black. This all makes The Harlem Hellfighters a problematic and important book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in World War I or in African-American history.

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In October, the regiment is reassigned to Spartanburg, South Carolina to finish their training. The writer originally wanted to make a film on the topic, and I hope a brokos is made, or several films, because this is not just one story. Max Brooks does an amazing job in putting together a story with global meaning and power out of the story of a single World War One regiment.