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My father and Atticus Finch : a lawyer's fight for justice in 1930s Alabama

Author: Joseph Madison Beck
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"As a child, Joseph Beck heard the stories--when other lawyers came up with excuses, his father courageously defended a black man charged with raping a white woman. Now a lawyer himself, Beck reconstructs his father's role in State of Alabama vs. Charles White, Alias, a trial that was much publicized when Harper Lee was twelve years old"--Dust jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Named Person: Foster Beck, (Lawyer); Foster Beck, (Lawyer); Foster Beck, (Lawyer)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Madison Beck
ISBN: 9780393285826 0393285820
OCLC Number: 939245145
Description: ix, 218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Joseph Madison Beck.

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A memoir about the author's father, whose courageous defence of a black man accused of rape calls to mind To Kill a Mockingbird.  Read more...

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[A] a powerful telling of injustice in a less tolerant time.--Seth Kantner As a lawyer himself, author Beck lays out the circumstances of the case with gripping, almost cinematic detail... Read more...

 
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