Pat Roth's busy suburban life was upended from October 1984 to February 1985 while she served as a juror in the Westmoreland libel case against CBS. Roth's diary, the source for this book, gives insight into the issues in which the trial was grounded: truth in news reporting and the veracity of Army counts of the enemy during Westmoreland's Vietnam command years. Roth's observations focus on such human factors as her struggle to avoid discussing the newsworthy case, her efforts to maintain her personal life, and her frustration in trying to educate herself about Vietnam. Decades later, she revisits the trail in this new publication after much demand from readers.Richard Kelley was an editor who was instrumental in the re-visiting of this legal case. Prior to his death, he assisted M Patricia Roth in the writing and revision of this book.