Books: Intrusion in the Dust

REPRISAL (3 10 pp.)—Arthur Gordon-Simon & Schuster ($3).

A good many people in Hainesville thought they knew who was in the gang that killed Nathan Hamilton's pretty wife and three other Negroes. But smart people weren't saying. The Aycock boys and Bilsy Shoup were put on trial for "intimidating a Federal witness"—they had beaten up a Negro who saw them cleaning their guns. But Bilsy and the Aycocks pleaded self-defense, and they were acquitted, as everyone had known they would be.

In Author Gordon's fictional echo, with alterations, of the 1946 lynchings near Monroe, Ga. (TIME, Aug. 5, 1946), two people weren't content...

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