This is the 50th Anniversary edition (of the 'battle'), published in 1996, of the original volume published in 1987. It is revised in content and updated in format. It remains the exciting tale of a short, but violent, struggle for justice and liberty on the streets of Athens, Tennessee, in 1946. In light of our nation's ongoing gun debate, this is a true tale of the 'good guys' matching firepower with the thugs in government power. A good, entertaining read.