The Press: Four-Gram Jitters

Handsome, white-haired William Bradford Huie is a free-lance writer whose most sensational stories sometimes blow up in his editors' faces. In 1941, Huie attacked the University 'of Alabama (his alma mater) in a Collier's expose of subsidized football. After some Rebel yells, the magazine backtracked on Huie's story. A World War II Navy officer, Huie later ghostwrote an attack on the "obsolete" Navy for an Air Force general; it was so violent that the general disowned it, and the book (The Case Against the Admirals) came out over Huie's byline. Boiled down, his...

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