All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy

All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy Details

*A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice*

“A whale of a tale, told clearly and quickly. I read the entire book in almost one sitting.”—Thomas E. Ricks,
New York Times Book Review

The incredible story of the first African American military pilot, who went on to become a Paris nightclub impresario, a spy in the French Resistance and an American civil rights pioneer

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. When his journey led him to Europe, he garnered worldwide fame as a boxer, and later as the first African American fighter pilot in history.

After the war, Bullard returned to Paris a celebrated hero. But little did he know that the dramatic, globe-spanning arc of his life had just begun.

All Blood Runs Red is the inspiring untold story of an American hero, a thought-provoking chronicle of the twentieth century and a portrait of a man who came from nothing and by his own courage, determination, gumption, intelligence and luck forged a legendary life.

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Title:All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy
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  • Jenna

    I purchased the hardcover copy of All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy a couple months ago for my library. As with many books I purchase, I had no desir...

  • Faith

    Eugene Bullard had an incredibly eventful life. Born in Georgia in 1895, he was one of 10 children of a Haitian American father and Creek mother. He grew up believing that France was a place where he ...

  • Yesenia Juarez

    Outstanding story of these formidable men! Stories like these is what they should be teaching high school students not the other crap! ...

  • Kimberlee (reading.wanderwoman)

    What an incredible story and what an incredible human being. It's one of those times I finished reading and wondered why I've never heard about him before. But there are so many reasons, many of which...

  • Cam

    The first African-American fighter pilot: Eugene “Gene” Bullard. At 12, he ran away from Columbus, Ga., to escape the vicious racism of the early-20th-century South for France, the country revered...

  • Janet

    When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader. I received a temporary digi...

  • Nathan Schmidt

    I received an uncorrected proof through Goodreads First Reads and am very grateful for the opportunity.This is a very interesting and pulling biography, and I was fascinated with Bullard's complex sto...

  • Melanie

    Incredible story of an incredible life....

  • June

    I had never even heard of Eugene Bullard before I read this book. His bravery and determination is truly inspiring, especially in the face of the many hardships he faced. It's amazing to consider that...

  • Donna

    Perfect for readers interested in American History, especially topics that have previously not received much or any attention. Written for the layman, this book was very interesting. I found myself ca...