Black '41: The West Point Class of 1941 and the American Triumph in World War II

Black '41: The West Point Class of 1941 and the American Triumph in World War II

by Bill Yenne
     
 

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Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the West Point class of 1941. These were the officers who, during World War II, commanded our forces on the front lines. It is written by a professional writer of military history and includes interviews with all of the surviving members of that class.

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Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the graduation of the West Point class of 1941. These were the officers who, during World War II, commanded our forces on the front lines. It is written by a professional writer of military history and includes interviews with all of the surviving members of that class.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“A valuable portrait of a part of the evolution of the U.S. Army over the last half-century.”—Booklist
Journal of America's Military Past

"Black '41 presents quite an interesting account of how one class of West Pointers served their country in both war and peace. Military Academy graduates and all those readers interested in American military history since 1941 should find this to be an especially enjoyable read."—Roger D. Cunningham, Journal of America’s Military Past

— Roger D. Cunningham

Journal of America's Military Past - Roger D. Cunningham
"Black '41 presents quite an interesting account of how one class of West Pointers served their country in both war and peace. Military Academy graduates and all those readers interested in American military history since 1941 should find this to be an especially enjoyable read."—Roger D. Cunningham, Journal of America’s Military Past
Library Journal
Military writer Yenne interviewed 60 members of the last West Point class to graduate before the attack on Pearl Harbor and follows their lives through the far-flung conflict that ensued. The personal tales of these new officers are intertwined and gradually lead the reader through the entire war. After the final victory, Yenne traces the careers of nine of the graduates through the succeeding years. War stories always make good reading, and this oral history collection is of some historical interest as well. The result is an easily read and anecdotal work for the general public.-- Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Los Angeles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803234147
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
1,241,308
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Bill Yenne is the author of more than three dozen books on historical topics, including Aces High: The Heroic Saga of the Two Top-Scoring American Aces of World War II and Operation Cobra and the Great Offensive, and has been a contributor to encyclopedias on both world wars. He lives in San Francisco. Brigadier General Michael J. L. Greene (U.S. Army, retired) is a former president of the USMA Class of 1941.

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