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--Curtis Wilkie, author of The Fall of the House of Zeus
"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 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
The actions in Oxford (riots, hellish conditions, etc) is very accurately reported by Lt. Gallagher. While he spent a significant amount of time with Mr. Read morePublished 4 months ago by LeRoy Gradford, Jr.
Henry Gallagher's account of his role and the role of the U.S. Army in the end of racial segregation at the University of Mississippi in 1962 is a major contribution to the history... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Virginia Grandma
Gallagher has performed a very useful service in this very interesting and unusual book. A college graduate from Minnesota serving a two year stint as a military police officer,... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alexander Shakow
Neat book. Great history. Well-supported by cited sources.
My dad was one of the Military Police back then. I was hoping to catch a glimpse in a photo.
I enjoyed Mr. Gallagher’s book from a personal and from a law enforcement perspective. As a child of the deep South and a law enforcement officer of forty plus years, I felt like I... Read morePublished 16 months ago by John G Wheeler
Great read. Henry Gallagher paints a vivid picture of the South during the integration of Ole Miss. Read morePublished 16 months ago by lciamillo
I was in A Company 327th Infantry in the 101st Airborne Division. I stood guard around Meredith's dormitory (Baxter Hall) that first week. This is an absolutely superb book. Read morePublished on November 16, 2013 by Mark Donnelly
Henry Gallagher tells a great story about an important historical event. It tells the story of the first African American student to enter Ole Miss and Gallagher tells it with... Read morePublished on November 4, 2013 by John in Northeast
Henry T. gives an excellent picture of the bygone days of Mississippi racism. For Lt. Gallagher is was an eye opening experience for a young Lieutenant just out of college ROTC... Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Don Hazelwood