“Focuses on five ‘ordinary’ individuals subjected to the committee’s public and private interrogations who refused to give up the names of others… Poucher exposes a seamy and prurient side of the committee’s activities.” Florida Times-Union

 Presents a diverse cast of men and women battling for civil liberties.-- Lambda Literary

 Poucher’s book adds new dimensions to the historiography of the Johns Committee by focusing on five who thrived, not just survived. Lawson’s edits strengthened the narrative.-- Florida Historical Quarterly

 Poucher successfully examines how ordinary Floridians resisted in the face of a horrible adversity, overcoming insurmountable odds in the process.-- The Journal of American History