Journalist, novelist. Born– November 13, 1910, Hartselle. Parents– John Bradford and Margaret Lois (Brindley) Huie. Married– Ruth Puckett, October 27, 1934 (died 1973). Married– Martha Hunt Robertson, July 16, 1977. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1930. Served in U.S. Navy, WWII. Employed by the Birmingham Post, 1932-1936; co-founder of magazine Alabama: The News Magazine of the Deep South, 1937;  worked for American Mercury as associate editor, 1941-1943, editor and publisher, 1945-1951;  lecturer and freelance writer, 1951-1986. Covered the Civil Rights Movement in the South.  Awarded Alabama Library Association Award for Best Non-Fiction Book, 1975.  Co-host of television program Longines Chronoscope, similar to the later Meet the Press. Inducted into the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Science Hall of  Fame. Inducted into Alabama Writers Hall of Fame, 2018.  Died November 20, 1986.


Who’s Who in America online; Contemporary Authors online


The Americanization of Emily. New York; Dutton, 1959.

The Case Against the Admirals. New York; Dutton, 1946.

Can Do! the Story of the Seabees. New York; Dutton, 1944.

Did the F.B.I. Kill Martin Luther King? Nashville; T. Nelson, 1977.

The Execution of Private Slovik. New York; Delacorte, 1954.

The Fight for Air Power. New York; L. B. Fischer, 1942.

From Omaha to Okinawa. New York; Dutton, 1945.

He Slew the Dreamer. New York; Delacorte Press, 1969.

The Hero of Iwo Jima. New York; New American Library, 1960.

The Hiroshima Pilot. New York; Putnam, 1964.

Hotel Mamie Stover. New York; Clarkson N. Potter, 1963.

In the Hours of Night. New York; Delacorte, 1975.

It’s Me O Lord! Nashville; T. Nelson, 1979.

The Klansman. New York; Delacorte, 1967.

Mud on the Stars. New York; L. B. Fischer, 1942.

A New Life to Live. Nashville; T. Nelson, 1977.

The Revolt of Mamie Stover. New York; Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1951.

Ruby McCollum, Woman in the Suwannee Jail. New York; Dutton, 1956.

Seabee Roads to Victory.  Dutton, 1944.

Three Lives for Mississippi. New York; WCC Books, 1965.

Wolf Whistle. New York; New American Library, 1959.


Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama holds a collection of William Bradford Huie materials, and a  collection of William Bradford Huie’s papers is held by the Thompson Library at Ohio State University.