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We keep the dead close : a murder at Harvard and a half century of silence / Becky Cooper.

Cooper, Becky, (author.).

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  • 22 of 31 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Benton Co PL - Fowler 364.152 COO (Text) 34044001029006 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Boswell Grant Twp PL - Boswell 364.152 COO (Text) 38144000412108 Nonfiction Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton 364.1523 COO (Text) 36806002117271 NEW ITEMS Available -
Eckhart PL - Main 364.152 COO (Text) 840191003072473 New Items - Main Level In process -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 364.1523 COO (Text) 39230032083279 Adult New Books Checked out 03/08/2021
Fortville-Vernon Twp PL - Fortville 364.152 COO (Text) 38301000042692 New Books Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 364.152 COOPER (Text) 32826014284525 New Books Checked out 03/13/2021
Greentown PL - Greentown 364.152 COOPER (Text) 75342000090643 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville 364.1523 COOPER (Text) 33946003672685 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland 364.1523 C776 (Text) 76383000480414 Adult New Shelf, NF Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538746837
  • ISBN: 1538746832
  • Physical Description: 499 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [441]-499).
Formatted Contents Note:
The story -- The girl -- The rumor -- The myth -- The echo -- The legacy -- The resolution.
Summary, etc.:
"1969: the height of counterculture; the year Harvard would begin the tumultuous process of merging with sister school Radcliffe; and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology department, would be found bludgeoned to death in her apartment. Forty years later, Becky Cooper, a curious undergrad, will first hear whispers of the story: The dead was nameless. A student had an affair with her professor, and he murdered her in the Peabody Museum. Though this rumor would prove false, it started an investigation that would consume Cooper's life for the next ten years. WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE is a narrative of mirrors, misogyny, and murder. It is at once a rumination on the violence and oppression that rules our revered institutions, a ghost story reflecting one young woman's past onto another's present, and a love story for a girl who was lost to history." -- Dust jacket flap.
Subject: Britton, Jane Sanders, 1945-1969.
Harvard University > Students.
Murder > Investigation > Massachusetts > Cambridge.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > Massachusetts > Cambridge.
Murder victims > Massachusetts > Cambridge > Biography.
Women graduate students > Crimes against > Massachusetts > Cambridge.
Women in higher education > United States > Social conditions.
Sex discrimination in higher education > United States.
TRUE CRIME / Murder / General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory.
EDUCATION / Higher.
Genre: Biographies.
True crime stories.

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