Max Brooks on his graphic novel “The Harlem Hellfighters”
August 1, 2014
Guest: Max Brooks
[From the Radio Times archive] World War I was said to be “The War to End All Wars,” and our guest, author MAX BROOKS responds, “but the truth’s got an ugly way of killin’ nice stories.” The former history major has long wanted to tell the story of the real-life African-American 369th Infantry Regiment that fought with the French in World War I, but he didn’t want it to be presented in a boring way. So the author of three zombie books, including “World War Z,” has created a graphic novel, The Harlem Hellfighters, illustrated by Canaan White. Marty sat down with Brooks to talk about his book this April.