Writing to save a life : the Louis Till file

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New York : Scribner, 2016.
9781501147289, 1501147285


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Acorn Public Library District - StacksBIOG TILL, E.On Shelf
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Calumet City Public Library - Adult BiographyBIOGRAPHY TILLOn Shelf
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First Scribner hardcover edition.
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193 pages ; 22 cm


"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-winningBrothers 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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wideman, J. E. (2016). Writing to save a life: the Louis Till file (First Scribner hardcover edition.). Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wideman, John Edgar. 2016. Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File. New York: Scribner.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wideman, John Edgar. Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File New York: Scribner, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wideman, John Edgar. Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File First Scribner hardcover edition., Scribner, 2016.

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