Roi Ottley's World War II

Roi Ottley's World War II

The Lost Diary of An African American Journalist

Book - 2011
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The memoir of Roi Ottley, an African American soldier in World War II.
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2011
ISBN: 9780700617692
0700617698
Branch Call Number: 940.53089 Ot86r 2011
Characteristics: viii, 199 p. : 1 ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Huddle, Mark A.

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TreyMendez Nov 21, 2011

I learned so much from Mark Huddle's introduction about the roots of the civil rights movement, which has been conveniently cast as a 1960's phenomenon by so many journalists and historians, I would recommend this book for the introduction alone.

That said, the diary is truly eye-opening. Roi Ottley's unique perspective on the war lets him mix recording the on the ground, day-to-day ways wars affect all involved with the 10,000 foot view of what the war meant for global politics as a whole and colonialism in particular. This text fills a gaping hole in published writing about World War II and I applaud Mr. Huddle for getting this published and getting this important document published.

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