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Atticus Finch : the biography : Harper Lee, her father, and the making of an American icon / Joseph Crespino.

Crespino, Joseph, (author.).
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  • 2 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mitchell Comm. PL - Mitchell 921 LEE (Text) 36823001672693 New Books Checked out 06/29/2018
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 813.54 CRE (Text) 37323005396224 NEW-BKS Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 813.54 CRE (Text) 78551000536550 Non-Fiction Checked out 07/03/2018
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library 813.54 CRESPINO (Text) 39206021541162 New Materials Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Lee (Text) 31208912581586 new non-fiction Checked out 05/31/2018
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 921 LEE (Text) 78731000505608 New NF Checked out 06/25/2018
 In memory of Floyd Cooper: by Mike Cooper [ mm 2018-05-16 @ SHLBY-SHE ]
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 813.54 CRE (Text) 31951004297179 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 06/26/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541644946
  • ISBN: 1541644948
  • Physical Description: xx, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Firest edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-230) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Who was the real Atticus Finch? The publication of Go Set a Watchman in 2015 forever changed how we think about Atticus Finch. Once seen as a paragon of decency, he was reduced to a small-town racist. How are we to understand this transformation? In Atticus Finch, historian Joseph Crespino draws on exclusive sources to reveal how Harper Lee's father provided the central inspiration for each of her books. A lawyer and newspaperman, A.C. Lee was a principled opponent of mob rule, yet he was also a racial paternalist. Harper Lee created the Atticus of Watchman out of the ambivalence she felt toward white southerners like him. But when a militant segregationist movement arose that mocked his values, she revised the character in To Kill a Mockingbird to defend her father and to remind the South of its best traditions. A story of family and literature amid the upheavals of the twentieth century, Atticus Finch is essential to understanding Harper Lee, her novels, and her times"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lee, Harper.
Finch, Atticus (Fictitious character)
Lee, Harper > Family.
Lee, Harper. To kill a mockingbird.
Lee, Harper. Go set a watchman
Lee, Harper > Criticism and interpretation.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Literary.
HISTORY > United States > State & Local > South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
LITERARY CRITICISM > American > General.

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