Julian M. Pleasants is professor emeritus of history and former director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida. He is the author of several books, including The Political Career of W. Kerr Scott: The Squire from Haw River.
A powerful book; a tale of heroism, volunteerism, and
sacrifice."-Gary R. Mormino, author of Land of Sunshine, State
of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida
"Personal anecdotes humanize the narrative and add a poignant impact. The use of newspaper editorials also provides an understanding of how North Carolinians responded to the war."-Melton A. McLaurin, author of The Marines of Montford Point: America's First Black Marines