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The Execution of Private Slovik

by William Bradford Huie

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  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Westholme Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • European history: Second World War,
  • True stories: Second World War,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Military - United States,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Military,
  • Europe,
  • USA,
  • Military - World War II

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8875847M
    ISBN 101594160031
    ISBN 109781594160035

    Get this from a library! The execution of Private Slovik.. [William Bradford Huie] -- Biography of "the only American soldier since the Civil War to be shot for desertion"--Back cover.   Martin Sheen in The Execution of Private Slovik. I n January , Private Eddie Slovik was executed in France, the only American soldier shot for desertion since the civil : Philip French.

    The Execution of Private Slovik DVD (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) fully re-mastered print! Starring: Martin Sheen, Ned Beatty, Gary Busey. In January , Private Eddie Slovik was executed in France, the only American soldier shot for desertion since the civil war. The Execution of Private Slovik | In August , a drab convoy of raw recruits destined to join the 28th Division lumbered along a windy French road strewn with dead animals, shattered bodies, and burning equipment. One of those draftees was year-old Eddie Slovik, a petty thief from Detroit who had spent his youth in and out of reform : Westholme Publishing.

    Pausing at the dishonored grave of Private Edward Donald Slovik, the only soldier to have been shot for his desertion in combat duty in some 90 years, this exhumes a little known case and examines it in the public eye, but offers no personal judgment. Buy The Execution of Private Slovik by William Bradford Huie online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now.5/5(1).


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In The Execution of Private Slovik, considered to be among the best investigative books ever written, William Bradford Huie reconstructs this entire story with the full cooperation of the U.S. Army in order to find out what made Eddie Slovik an unlikely pacifist and why the affair was covered up.

Through interviews with those who knew him and Cited by: 6. Huie followed the article with a bestselling book, The Execution of Private Slovik, later made into a television movie that attracted a record audience. The book and film portray Slovik as a victim railroaded by callous army commanders itching to make an example of some sad sack as a way to deter desertions in the wake of the brutal Author: Rasheeda Smith.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Execution of Private Slovik/5(46). Directed by Lamont Johnson. With Martin Sheen, Mariclare Costello, Ned Beatty, Gary Busey. The story of Eddie Slovik, who was executed by the Army inthe only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War/10().

This is a non fiction account of the executionin January of Private Eddie Slovik. Journalist William Bradford Huie researched this book and it is written in the style of newspaper writing at this time.

I saw the TV movie in the 'sand went searching for the book. I found it gripping and well written/5. Buy a cheap copy of The Execution of Private Slovik book by William Bradford Huie. In Augusta drab convoy of raw recruits destined to join the 28th Division lumbered along a windy French road strewn with dead animals, shattered bodies, and Free shipping over $/5(5).

The book came out in to some acclaim, and the story drew interest from Hollywood, but the fact that the man who had signed the execution order for Slovik was now President Dwight D. In The Execution of Private Slovik, author William Bradford Huie masterfully examines, through both document review and meticulous interviews of those who best knew Private Slovik, the events surrounding his formative years, his court-martial, and his ultimate execution by firing squad.

In The Execution of Private Slovik, considered to be among the best investigative books ever written, journalist and author William Bradford Huie reconstructs this entire story with the full cooperation of the U.S. Army in order to find out what made Eddie Slovik an unlikely pacifist and why the affair was covered up.

Through interviews with. William Bradford Huie's chronicle of this unfortunate wartime episode, The Execution of Private Slovik, was published in Frank Sinatra optioned the movie rights for the book, intending to 5/5(2).

Execution of Private Slovik by Huie, William B and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Huie’s book The Execution of Private Slovik appeared early in and was extremely well received.

The Sunday New York Times review was by Brig. Gen. Marshall, the noted military historian; Saturday Review gave the book a favorable full page. Execution of Private Slovik full movie - Like, you can really watch it now.

Adrianne Vincent. The Execution of Wanda Jean - Duration: Steven Rodriguez 2, views. The Execution of Private Slovik reads somewhat like a college term paper but because of the gripping subject it maintains the reader's interest. Thoroughly documented and cited, the author goes to great pains to challenge the reader to question why this event occurred.

The author's question centers on whether Eddie was accurate in his belief /5(37). E Cohn article on NBC 2 1/2-hr TV film, The Execution of Private Slovik, based on book of same name written by William Bradford Huie; Slovik was. Controversy swirled around the case from the very beginning, prompting William Bradford Huie to write a book, “The Execution of Private Slovik”, in It became a best seller, and was made into a television movie in   Not quite shooting to kill, as none of the rounds fired hit Sloviks heart, the target if they intended to kill him outright.

I have an old copy of the book in my collection, I recall finding Slovik a rather pathetic figure, hardly literate, a simple soul who had wanted only a simple life.

TV film ‘The Execution of Private Slovik,’ from William Bradford Huie's book on execution of Pvt Eddie D Slovik in ‘45 for desertion, revd by John O'Connor (M). Get this from a library.

The execution of Private Slovik. [William Bradford Huie] -- The story of the only American deserter to be executed during World War II. The Execution of Private Slovik by William Bradford Huie is probably one of the best books I have read in recent times.

I read the whole thing in only about 3/4 days, even with my busy schedule I couldn't put this book down. The book is a research book focused on the events that led up to and then during the Execution of Private Slovik.

Their book is "Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son," an equally engaging dual memoir by Sheen and Estevez that explores their lives and their intense relationship.

From Here to Eternity), whilst The Execution of Private Slovik is an 8 Emmy Award nominated war classic and stars the always brilliant Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now.The Execution of Private Slovik is a nonfiction book by William Bradford Huie, published inand an American made-for-television movie that aired on NBC on Ma The film was written for the screen by Richard Levinson, William Link and by Lamont Johnson who was the director, the film stars Martin Sheen, and also features Charlie.

Private Eddie Slovik was the first American soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion. A draftee, Slovik was originally classified 4-F because of a prison record (grand theft auto), but later reclassified 1-A when draft standards were lowered to meet growing army needs.

In Augusttrained as a rifleman, Slovik was sent to France with the 28th Infantry Division, a unit which.