"Henry Gallagher was one of the key players in an astonishing moment in U.S. history. . . . In this electrifying narrative, he gives us a vivid glimpse of the courage of a brother American soldier, the remarkable crusader James Meredith."
--William Doyle, author of An American Insurrection
"An army unit sent to quell a riot with all they need but a map to find the place, so a rookie lieutenant kidnaps a Navy seaman to guide them--it reads like fiction, but it's all true, and Henry Gallagher tells it as only someone who was part of it could. A well-researched and fascinating new take on one of the turning points in the civil rights movement which makes for a very good read."
-- Bob Schieffer, CBS News
"Henry Gallagher has given us a valuable new perspective on the 1962 Ole Miss crisis--an extraordinary tale of how men, unrelated to the drama yet committed to duty, found their way to Oxford to help break the siege at the Lyceum and to provide protection for the school's first black student."
--Curtis Wilkie, author of The Fall of the House of Zeus
From the Inside Flap
A first-person account of the turbulent times of the Oxford riot by a solider who guarded James Meredith when he integrated Ole Miss