The Invisible Soldier (Paperback)

The Experience of the Black Soldier, World War II

By Howard Donovan Queen (Foreword by), Mary Penick Motley (Editor)

Wayne State University Press, 9780814319611, 368pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1987

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By turns shocking, nightmarish, despairing, bitterly ironic, and, in rare instances, full of laughter, the fifty-five oral histories in The Invisible Soldier add a significant chapter to black history. The interviews disclose the brutality of the unseen wars black servicemen fought when confronted with the official army policy of segregation and by attitudes in southern communities, as well as overseas.

About the Author

Mary Penick Motley was born and raised in Detroit and is contemporary of the men whose oral histories she recorded. Mrs. Motley attended the University of Michigan for two years until severe illness forced her withdrawal. She maintains an active interest in American history, music-particularly opera-and young people. Her Africa: Its Empires, Nations and People, a book for young adults, was published by Wayne State University Press in 1969.