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The Resource Writing to save a life : the Louis Till file, John Edgar Wideman

Writing to save a life : the Louis Till file, John Edgar Wideman

Label
Writing to save a life : the Louis Till file
Title
Writing to save a life
Title remainder
the Louis Till file
Statement of responsibility
John Edgar Wideman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Louis Till File, John Edgar Wideman searches for Louis Till, a silent victim of American injustice. Wideman's personal interaction with the story began when he learned of Emmett’s murder in 1955; Wideman was also fourteen years old. After reading decades later about Louis’s execution, he couldn’t escape the twin tragedies of father and son, and tells their stories together for the first time. Author of the award-winning Brothers and Keepers, Wideman brings extraordinary insight and a haunting intimacy to this devastating story. An amalgam of research, memoir, and imagination, The Louis Till File is completely original in its delivery--an engaging and enlightening conversation between generations, the living and the dead, fathers and sons. Wideman turns seventy-five this year, and he brings the force of his substantial intellect and experience to this beautiful, stirring book, his first nonfiction in fifteen years, "--Baker & Taylor
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wideman, John Edgar
Dewey number
  • 364.152/3092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
D810.N4
LC item number
W49 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Till, Louis
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American soldiers
  • United States
  • War crimes
  • War crimes
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Till, Emmett
  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • African American men
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • HISTORY / African American
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder
Label
Writing to save a life : the Louis Till file, John Edgar Wideman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Louis Till -- The file -- Graves
Control code
1671049
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781501147289
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016015604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1671049
  • (Sirsi) 1671049
  • (OCoLC)944380559
Label
Writing to save a life : the Louis Till file, John Edgar Wideman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Louis Till -- The file -- Graves
Control code
1671049
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781501147289
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016015604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1671049
  • (Sirsi) 1671049
  • (OCoLC)944380559

Library Locations

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      15 Union Street, Manchester, MA, 01944, US
      42.5749735 -70.77138570000001
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