"Some thick sheet of invisible but horribly tangible plate glass is between them and the world."-W.E.B. DuBois, "Dusk of Dawn" Set against the backdrop of the Italian front at the end of World War II, Loren Wahl's controversial novel recounts, in a compact narrative set in five intense days, the passions and prejudices that boil inside an African-American company of soldiers commanded by a racist white captain and visited by an Italian-American lieutentant who falls in love with one of the soldiers. Originally published in ...