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Title: Kelly Miller's history of the world war for human right; being an intensely human and brilliant account of the world war and why and for what purpose America and the allies are fighting and the important part taken by the Negro, including the horrors and wonders of modern warfare, the new and strange devices, etc. ..
Authors: Miller, Kelly, 1863-1939
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class, and his record was soconspicuous that it could not go unnoticed by the officialsin Washington. FINAL RECOGNITION. The following letter was then addressed to Jordanscommanding officer by the bureau of navigation: TheBureau notes that John C. Jordan, gunners mate firstclass, has served as such with a creditable service sinceAugust 6, 1899. The chief of bureau directs me to requestan expression of opinion from the commanding officer asto whether Jordan possesses that superior intelligence,force of character and ability to command, necessary fora chief petty officer and particularly as to whether he is inall respects qualified for the position of chief gunnersmate of a first-class modern battleship. The reply to this letter was to the effect that Jordanwas in all respects qualified, and by order of the secretaryof the navy, he was advanced to the grade of chief pettyofficer, filling this position with efficiency to the serviceand with credit to his race, until December 1, 1916, at
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