Carolyn Ross Johnston

My Father's War



"You will not know the full scope of America's military role in World War II until you read this absorbing book by Carolyn Johnston. She describes the heroic black soldiers on the battlefields in stories too little known until now. Read it."

Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and author of "Night"

""My Father's War' captures the experiences of black soldiers in the famed Buffalo Soldiers unit of the 92nd Division who served with distinction--and controversy--in some of the most brutal fighting in the war. Johnston does an excellent job of allowing a handful of veterans(including her father) to tell their own story, skillfully weaving them into her narrative and she has made use of wartime letters to augment their still-vivid memories."

Thomas Childers, author of "Wings of Morning: The Story of the Last American Bomber Shot Down Over Germany in World War II."

"'My Father's War'" offers a completely new perspective and covers much more in depth the grueling story of the Buffalo Soldiers' battles in Italy. This book breaks new ground in a most readable and fascinating way."

Maggi M. Morehouse, author of "Fighting in the Jim Crow Army: Black Men and Women Remember World War II."


Selected Works

nonfiction
Voices of Cherokee Women recounts how Cherokee women went from having equality within the tribe to losing much of their political and economic power in the 19th century to regaining power in the 20th, as Joyce Dugan and Wilma Mankiller became the first female chiefs of the Cherokee Nation. The book's publication is timed for the commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears in October 2013.
Nonfiction
The compelling story of a unit of black Buffalo Soldiers and their white commanders fighting on the Italian front during World War II.
The engaging book captures the radical nature of Jack London's work and activism for the socialist movement.
"An engrossing and deeply textured contribution to Native American history which moves the field in fresh and exciting directions."
–Steven Mintz
This book explores critical questions concerning American women's sexual lives.

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