"A remarkable story reported by a master." -- W. E. B. Griffin
"A tremendously moving book." -- Atlantic Monthly
"Huie unravels the tragedy of Eddie Slovik, a 24-year-old soldier executed in 1945. Gut-wrenching." -- Library Journal
"The story raises questions to which our wisest leaders still lack satisfying answers." -- S. L. A. Marshall, New York Times Book Review
About the Author
William Bradford Huie (19101986), author and journalist, is widely recognized as among the chief correspondents to bring attention to the civil rights struggle in the South. He is the author of twenty-one books, many made into movies, including Can Do!: The Story of the Seabees, The Americanization of Emily, Three Lives for Mississippi, The Revolt of Mamie Stover, and The Klansman. Born in Hartselle, Alabama, Mr. Huie served in the U. S. Navy in World War II and afterwards was the editor and publisher of the American Mercury. His articles appeared regularly in national magazines and he was a host for the CBS television program, Chronoscope, a precursor to 60 Minutes.