Books: An Aye for an Eye

THE COURT-MARTIAL OF LT. CALLEY by Richard Hammer. 398 pages. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. $7.95.

A charitable way of viewing the waves of public anger generated by the conviction of Lieut. William L. Galley Jr. last March is to assume that too few Americans were fully aware of what really was established at his court-martial. The 45 days of testimony by 104 witnesses were indeed confusing, repetitious, and often contradictory. Yet it is difficult to believe that any reasonable man can now read New York Times Reporter Richard Hammer's expert though impassioned distillation...

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