And Then We Heard The Thunder by John Oliver Killens

And Then We Heard The Thunder

byJohn Oliver Killens

Kobo ebook | November 6, 2015

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A fictional portrayal of real events that occurred during WWII from Afro-American author John Oliver Killens, who had previously served in the Amphibian Forces in the South Pacific. Through his characters, the reader gains a close-to-the-bone account of what it was like to be a Negro soldier fighting in segregated units under racist commanding officers. The final chapters reveal one of the war’s best-kept secrets concerning the escalating racial tension between black American GIs and their white commanding officers. The story climaxes in a terrifying race riot, which took place on the seedy night streets of South Brisbane in March 1942.

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“…a big and powerful, angry novel, pulsating with love and hate, laughter and tears, sex and violence, and all the other juices of life.”—Sidney Poitier

“…that big, polyphonic, violent novel…calls James Jones to mind.”—Saturday Review

“…A beautiful and powerful book.”—James Baldwin

Title:And Then We Heard The ThunderFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 6, 2015Publisher:Lucknow BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1786256460

ISBN - 13:9781786256461

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