Turbulence Before Takeoff: The Life and Times of Aviation Pioneer Marlon Dewitt Green

Turbulence Before Takeoff: The Life and Times of Aviation Pioneer Marlon Dewitt Green

by Flint Whitlock

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ISBN-13: 9781934980675
Publisher: Cable Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2009
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue IX

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Southern Living 7

Chapter 2 Marching Toward Equality 25

Chapter 3 The Knack 43

Chapter 4 Eleanor 56

Chapter 5 Refusing to Conform 81

Chapter 6 Escapade in Japan 103

Chapter 7 Rocks In His Jaws 111

Chapter 8 A Victim of Happenstance 129

Chapter 9 The Fastest Gun in Denver 146

Chapter 10 Most Unsound 161

Chapter 11 Guided By Divine Providence 170

Chapter 12 A Knife In His Heart 189

Chapter 13 Officially A Pauper 212

Chapter 14 Nine White Men In Black Robes 232

Chapter 15 Hopeful 248

Chapter 16 A Black Thumb 257

Chapter 17 The Long, Hot Summer 277

Chapter 18 I Presume You're Green 292

Chapter 19 Turbulence After Takeoff 304

Chapter 20 Tailspin 321

Chapter 21 New Battles 331

Epilogue: Author's Reflections 334

Appendix A U.S. Supreme Court Decision 345

Appendix B Timeline: The Life & Times of Marlon D. Green 355

Acknowledgments 362

Sources 365

Bibliography 381

Index 397

About the Author 411

Other Books by Flint Whitlock 413

The Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP) 415

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