From AL.com - "On April 17, 2018, exactly fifty years later to the day, famed Alabama civil rights attorney and politician Julian L. McPhillips Jr. [released] his 1968 Princeton University Senior Thesis as NewSouth Books' latest publication, From Vacillation to Resolve.
Long before McPhillips became known as an author, a former US Senatorial candidate, an Assistant State Attorney General for Alabama and a consummate advocate of the underdog, he was a hard working college student at Princeton University, far away from his Alabama home. For over 40 years, he has been tackling such wrongs as police brutality, corporate malfeasance and employment discrimination across Alabama. During his senior year at Princeton, Julian had to tackle the daunting task of writing his first book, his senior thesis, in order to fulfill the university's requirements for graduation.
Julian McPhillips Jr. states, 'What a personally thrilling experience for me to reach back 50 years across time and bring my first serious writing project into 2018 to reach a much larger audience with the help of NewSouth Books. I think everyone from WWII and military history buffs to political history enthusiasts, students of the Nazi holocaust and readers who enjoyed my earlier books will enjoy this title.'
'From Vacillation to Resolve is an expertly written, carefully researched, and objectively presented study of an often overlooked or minimized chapter of World War II history,' states Daniel L. Haulman, USAF historian, author of The Tuskegee Airman Chronology, and co-author of The Tuskegee Airmen, an Illustrated History." (To read the full AL.com article, click here.)
Julian L. McPhillips Jr. was born in Birmingham, Alabama, grew up in Cullman, and attended Sewanee Military Academy, Princeton, and Columbia University Law. After four years as a Wall Street attorney, Julian returned to Alabama in 1975 as an Assistant Attorney General. His private law practice from 1977 to date has involved considerable civil rights and public interest work. Julian is the subject of the twice-published People’s Lawyer, 2000 and 2005, and now a new autobiography, Civil Rights in My Bones. He has won numerous awards from the SCLC, NAACP, and other civil rights groups. Julian is also co-founder (with his wife Leslie) of the Scott and Zelda Museum and lay minister/administrator of Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church. Julian has been married to Leslie for 42 years. They have two married daughters, Rachel and Grace, one son David, and three grandchildren.