Trailblazer : the U.S. Navy's first Black admiral /

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Author / Creator:Gravely, S. L. (Samuel Lee), 1922-
Imprint:Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, c2010.
Description:xviii, 271 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Gravely, S. L. -- (Samuel Lee), -- 1922-
Gravely, S. L. -- (Samuel Lee), -- 1922-2004
United States. -- Navy -- Officers -- Biography.
United States. -- Navy -- African Americans -- Biography.
United States. -- Navy.
Admirals -- United States -- Biography.
Armed Forces -- African Americans.
Armed Forces -- Officers.
United States -- History, Naval -- 20th century.
United States.
Naval history.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Stillwell, Paul, 1944-
ISBN:9781591143383 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1591143381 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes index.
Summary:"A Navy pioneer, Vice Adm. Samuel Gravely was the first African American to be commissioned a flag officer in the U.S. Navy, the first to command a Navy ship in the twentieth century, and the first to command a U.S. numbered fleet. In this memoir, co-authored by the noted naval historian Paul Stillwell, Gravely describes his life from his boyhood in Richmond, Virginia, through his officer service on board a World War II submarine chaser, to later tours of duty at sea and ashore. Denied housing and even jailed for impersonating an officer, he recounts efforts to overcome both cultural and institutional obstacles posed by racism as he rose through the ranks. In 2009, the Navy named the guided missile destroyer Gravely in his honor."--Publisher's description.

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