Invisible generals : rediscovering family legacy, and a quest to honor America's first Black generals / Doug Melville.
A descendant of America's first two Black generals, who helped integrate the American military and created the Tuskegee Airmen, tells his family's story across five generations, from post-Civil War America to modern day Asia and Europe.
"In Invisible Generals, Melville shares his quest to rediscover his family’s story across five generations, from post-Civil War America to modern day Asia and Europe. In life, the Davises were denied the recognition and compensation they’d earned, but through his journey, Melville uncovers something greater: that dedication and self-sacrifice can move proverbial mountains—even in a world determined to make you invisible. Invisible Generals recounts the lives of a father and his son who always maintained their belief in the American dream. As the inheritor of their legacy, Melville retraces their steps, advocates for them to receive their long-overdue honors and unlocks the potential we all hold to retrieve powerful family stories lost to the past" -- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9781668005132
- ISBN: 1668005131
- Physical Description: xxiii, 225 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Black Privilege Publishing/Atria Books hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Black Privilege Publishing/Atria, 2023.
- Copyright: ©2023
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-214) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Three centuries, five generations -- Timeline -- Preface: a man on a mission -- Introduction: what's in a name? ; Part I: the invisible generals. Generational collateral -- Extraordinary just to be ordinary -- West Point's invisible alum -- Living life in a liminal space -- The pursuit of double victory -- Founding fathers -- Look forward, not down -- The million-dollar star -- Life after death -- Monumental -- The brand equity of fairness -- American -- Epilogue: inspire to greatness ; Part II: becoming a visible general. Strategies to seize your destiny.
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