WBH Timeline

1910 November 13 – Born to John Bradford and Margaret Lois Brindley Huie

1927 – Graduated from Morgan County High School as valedictorian

1930 January – Graduated from the University of Alabama, Phi Beta Kappa

1934 – Marries Ruth Puckett in Hartselle, Alabama

1932-1936 Worked for Birmingham Post

1937 – Founded Alabama: The News Magazine of the Deep South

1941 January 1 – “How to Keep Football Stars in College,” Collier’s Weekly published

1942 – The Fight for Air Power; Mud on the Stars both published

1943 April 24 – Huie joins the Navy as an apprentice seaman.

1944 – Can Do! The Story of the Seabees; Seabee Roads to Victory both published

1945- From Omaha to Okinawa published

1946- The Case Against the Admirals published

1951 – The Revolt of Mamie Stover published

1954 – The Execution of Private Slovik published

1956 – Ruby McCollum: The Woman in the Suwannee Jail published

1957 – Returns to Alabama with Ruth

1959 – Wolf Whistle and Other Stories; The Americanization of Emily both published

1962 – The Hero of Iwo Jima and Other Stories published

1963- Hotel Mamie Stover published

1964 – The Hiroshima Pilot (A biography of Claude Robert Eatherly) published

1965 – Three Lives for Mississippi published

1967 – The Klansman published

1968 – Excursion published

1970 – He Slew the Dreamer: My Search, with James Earl Ray, for the Truth About the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. published

1973 – Ruth Puckett Huie passes way

1975- In the Hours of Night published

1977- Marries Martha Hunt Robertson

1977 – A New Life to Live (Jimmy Putnam); Did the F.B.I. kill Martin Luther King? both published

1979 – It’s Me O Lord! published

1986 November 20 – Dies in Guntersville, Alabama