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An American Dream: The Life of an African American Soldier and POW Who Spent Twelve Years in Communist China

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Throughout his life, Clarence Adams exhibited self-reliance, ambition, ingenuity, courage, and a commitment to learning -- character traits often equated with the successful pursuit of the American Dream. Unfortunately, for an African American coming of age in the 1930s and 1940s, such attributes counted for little, especially in the South. Adams was a seventeen-year-old high school dropout in 1947 when he fled Memphis and the local police to join the U.S. Army. Three years later, after fighting in the Korean War in an all ...

An American Dream: The Life of an African American Soldier and POW Who Spent Twelve Years in Communist China 2007, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558495951

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