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1964

[Books] Publications:
  • Upton and the Army , by Stephen E. Ambrose (Louisiana State University Press)
  • The Loser, by Borden Deal (Doubleday)
  • Faulkner at West Point, interviewsby William Faulkner, edited by Joseph L. Fant and Robert Ashley (Random House).
  • Three Novels: Follow Me, Down, Jordan County, Love in a Dry Season, fiction by Shelby Foote (Dial Press).
  • The Protectors: The Heroic Story of the Narcotics Agents, Citizens and Officials in Their Unending, Unsung Battles against Organized Crime in America and Abroad, by "J. Dennis Gregory" [John Alfred Williams] (Farrar, Straus).
  • The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, a play by Tennessee Williams (New Directions).
  • Grand, a play by Tennessee Williams (House of Books).
  • The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, a play by Tennessee Williams (New Directions).
  • The Shoe Bird, a juvenile book by Eudora Welty (Harcourt).

[Film] Premiere of the film Night of the Iguana, based on the play by Tennessee Williams.

[News] August: During the height of "Freedom Summer," a massive voter registration and education effort for blacks, three civil rights workers — Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner — disappear near Philadelphia, Mississippi. After a massive investigation by the FBI and other federal agencies, their bodies are found forty days after their disappearance in an earthen dam in Neshoba County. A Neshoba County deputy sheriff and six other defendant are later found guilty in federal court for violating the civil rights of Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner.

[Death] April 16: David Edgar Guyton dies.
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