James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story

James Meredith and the Ole Miss Riot: A Soldier's Story

by Henry T. Gallagher
     
 

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A first-person account of the turbulent times of the Oxford riot by a solider who guarded James Meredith when he integrated Ole Miss  See more details below

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A first-person account of the turbulent times of the Oxford riot by a solider who guarded James Meredith when he integrated Ole Miss

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“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

“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617036545
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Henry T. Gallagher is a practicing attorney in Washington, D.C.

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