The Harlem Hellfighters. In , the th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other. From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment—the Harlem Hellfighters. Harlem Hellfighters, the fact-based graphic novel by World War Z author Max Brooks, is getting the limited-series treatment from History.

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Front cover of The Harlem Hell fighters. The novel is narrated by Mark, a veteran of the th’s tour in Europe. I just don’t think bdooks book conveys that well enough for me.

Hwrlem highly recommend this book because of the content and the art and I hope it inspires and opens doors for many related works. History you weren’t taught in school, served up with righteous passion.

As a work of black American history, it’s a masterpiece, but as a work of graphic novel entertainment, it’s just about average. Another difference between the book and reality, is that while the Hellfighters did receive a parade in Paris and were adored and considered heroes by the French, they were not given many accolades when they returned home to the Brloks States, aside from a parade in New York City on February 17, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Anticipating the Second Battle of the Marnethe Expeditionary Force formulates a plan to retreat from the would-be German assaulted forward trenches whilst bombarding Hellfightdrs supply roads.

The artwork is great, however I think it suffers from the smaller format. Return to Book Page.


The Harlem Hellfighters

In all that time we never lost a trench to the enemy You can find an interesting interview with the author on their site: Despite being forbidden to fight with our helllfighters army, despite imported prejudice from our own government, despite the insults and restrictions and every possible attempt to ‘repress them sternly,’ despite being set up to fail, we not only stopped Germany’s best from taking Paris, but also helped drive them all the way back to their Fatherland.

I would say the content is more appropriate for middle-grade or YA. Jan 29, Jo’hari Payne-bullock rated it hllfighters was amazing. From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment–the Harlem Hellfighters Inthe th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I.

There wasn’t much more maxx.

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Its important to know where we came from, so that the past does not repeat itself. But the truth’s got an ugly way of killin’ nice stories. Aug 13, Bertrand rated it it was amazing Shelves: I disagree, and think a film might come out of it still if this book gets around.

Adams was a combination of several black officers at the time. It wasn’t until they served along side the French that they were treated like equals. This is not for the faint of heart – it’s brutal and, excuse the pun, graphic stuff. This article is about the graphic novel. It’s a shame that, despite their accomplishments, the m As far as I can tell, this is a lightly fictionalized account of the Harlem Hellfightersan all-black regiment that served in World War I.


There is no empathy for opposing forces that are fundamentally trapped in the same and most evil part of any cultural system: I really liked this here book.

Concurrently, members of the regimental band are subjected to the precise training of renowned bandleader Lt. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Hard to believe there is still resistance by many prominent Americans to bring the true history of the United States of America to the world. It’s a shame that, despite their accomplishments, the men of the th have harllem largely forgotten.

The African American soldiers soon face intense discrimination from their white brookd they are eventually barred altogether from social interactions helllfighters the friendlier French. Our American men, who volunteered to fight on another land, were treated worse than dogs. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Be the first to ask a question about The Harlem Hellfighters.

Jul 29, Charlie – A Reading Machine rated it really liked it.

It feels cinematic, probably in part because Brooks tried and failed to drum up interest for a film on the subject: The material is too adult for a young picture book crowd. There is one garlem with a piano in a field that is really captivating.