All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy
ISBN: 1335005560
EAN13: 9781335005564
Language: English
Publication Date: Nov 5, 2019
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1.18" H x 9.25" L x 6.13" W
Weight: 1.22 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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The incredible life story of Eugene Bullard, the first African American military pilot in WI, who went on to become a self-taught jazz musician, a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer, for readers of Unbroken and Hidden Figures.

Eugene Bullard lived one of the most fascinating lives of the twentieth century. The son of a former slave and an indigenous Creek woman, Bullard fled home at the age of eleven to escape the racial hostility of his Georgia community. His five-year journey led him to a tramp steamer bound for Europe. There he discovered boxing, climbed the ranks and garnered worldwide fame as the Black Sparrow. At eighteen he settled in Paris as a beloved celebrity and bon vivant. A year later World War I broke out.

Bullard joined the French Foreign Legion, where he went on to become the first African American fighter pilot in history. After the war, Bullard returned to Paris a decorated war hero and leveraged his celebrity to become a fixture of Parisian nightclub society. Hemingway and Fitzgerald drank champagne at his club. A young Langston Hughes worked as a busboy. He counted Picasso, Josephine Baker and Man Ray as friends. He married a French countess and they had two daughters. At the dawn of Read More chevron_right

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