The execution of Private Slovik. by Richard Levinson

Cover of: The execution of Private Slovik. | Richard Levinson

Published by Script City in Hollywood, CA .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Slovik, Edward Donald, -- 1920-1945 -- Drama.,
  • Television plays.

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Book details

GenreDrama.
ContributionsLink, William., Huie, William Bradford, 1910-1986.
The Physical Object
Pagination296 leaves ;
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22922055M

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Private Eddie Slovik, the last American shot for desertion. January 31st, dogboy. On JanuPrivate Edward Donald “Eddie” Slovik became a curious outlier of World War II: he was executed by firing squad by the U.S. Army for desertion. He is the only person to have been so punished for that crime since the Civil War.

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31,in France. Slovik was the only U.S. 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. Once he realized he was actually going to be executed, Slovik wrote a plea addressed to General Eisenhower. His desperate last attempt to preserve his life was rejected and on Janujust a few months before the war ended in Europe, Edward Donald Slovik was executed by firing squad.

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Inv: Shelf18 Seller assumes all responsibility for this Rating: % positive. Private Edward Donald Slovik was the first soldier to have been executed for his desertion in combat duty in some 90 years and Huie first told his story back in Eisenhower denied him clemency and his death was intended as a deterrent.

The book is being republished now for obviously ""relevant"" reasons and except for a short introduction and epilogue, there is no additional material.

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