The Man Called Brown Condor by Thomas E. Simmons
The Forgotten History of an African American Fighter Pilot

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Mr. Simmons’ book is riveting, with a style and pace that takes the reader on the journey with John Robinson...
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How did a black child, growing up in segregationist Mississippi during the early 1900s, become the commander of the Imperial Ethiopian Air Corps during the brutal Italo-Ethiopian War of 1935? In this gripping, never-before-told tale, biographer Thoma

 

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Thomas E. Simmons grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi, and attended Marion Military Institute, the US Naval Academy, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the University of Alabama. He has been a pilot since the age of sixteen and participated in air shows, flying aerobatics in open-cockpit biplanes. In the late 1950s, he served as an artillery officer in Korea.
 
Published December 18, 2012 by Skyhorse Publishing. 305 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Viv Young on Feb 07 2013

Mr. Simmons’ book is riveting, with a style and pace that takes the reader on the journey with John Robinson...

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Jeanie Loiacono 24 Apr 2013

I am in awe of Simmons writing and his research into John Robinson's life. He actually flew all over the country to interview Robinson's friends and relatives. He was an incredible man who should b...

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Jeanie Loiacono 27 Oct 2013

Tom Simmons makes us realize we must dream big and never allow "can't" to be in our vocabulary. John Robinson got his A&P license by being a janitor at the college where the classes were being taug...

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