Black Fire is the story of Nelson Peery's battle to find a political voice as an African American who comes of political age during the Depression and World War II. Peery shows us an American history we have rarely glimpsed--the world as seen through the eyes of a young black man in the 1930s and '40s--and the extraordinary resourcefulness and camaraderie that enable him and others like him to survive the hardships of the Depression and World War II.
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i read this book for a high school honors history assignment. while reading it, the book did not seem like an assignment at all. i could not put it down. nelson peery offers a whole different perspective of world war 2, not only because he fought in the infantry, fighting for our country, but because he was an african american during such discriminating times. these guys had it hard, and i congratulate nelson peery for becoming so successful after fighting so long for the respect he deserves. this book is truly inspiring and i would be honored if i could meet the man himself one day. thank you for giving us your perspective of those times and showing us a history that was never told before. i give this book the 5 star rating it truly deserves.