Flight of Jesse Brown

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Jesse Leroy Brown was born in 1926 to sharecroppers in the segregated South.  An outstanding student and top athlete, he set his sights on becoming a Navy pilot despite the resistance of his family and the rampant Jim Crow Laws.  Brown went on to become the first black man to fly a Navy fighter and make a carrier landing.  Based on archival documents and interviews with those who knew Brown, this is both a stirring story of a man breaking historic racial barriers and a thrilling tale of naval carrier aviation and combat. By Theodore Taylor, Paperback, 320 Pages