Phelps, J(oseph) Alfred

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PHELPS, J(oseph) Alfred

PHELPS, J(oseph) Alfred. American, b. 1927. Genres: Novels, Poetry, Autobiography/Memoirs, Biography, Race relations, Business/Trade/Industry. Career: U.S. Air Force, career officer, 1945-67, served in Germany, retired as master sergeant; County of Marin, CA, social services administrator, 1967-89; part-time community college instructor, 1978, 1984-85, and 1989-; writer. Speaker at schools and community centers; producer and director of academic theatrical productions; actor; owner website (African-American Bookshelf). Publications: On Being Black in America, 1978; Breaking Out: On Becoming More Than I Was, 1985. Chappie: America's First Black Four-Star General; The Life and Times of Daniel James, Jr., 1991; They Had A Dream: The Story of African-American Astronauts, 1994; Into the Tiger's Jaw: The Autobiography of Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen, America's First Black Marine Aviator, 1998. Address: c/o Linda Allen, Linda Allen Literary Agency, 1949 Green St., No. 5, San Francisco, CA 94123, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]