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

The Louis Till file : writing to save a life, John Edgar Wideman

Label
The Louis Till file : writing to save a life
Title
The Louis Till file
Title remainder
writing to save a life
Statement of responsibility
John Edgar Wideman
Title variation
Writing to save a life
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
  • In 1955, Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi because he was a colored boy who had, allegedly, whistled at a white woman. Wideman examines this death with that of Emmett's father, Louis Till, who was executed by the U.S. Army in 1945 in Italy, after being found guilty of murder and rape. The result is a conversation between generations, the living and the dead, fathers and sons
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wideman, John Edgar
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Till, Emmett
  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • Till, Louis
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American soldiers
  • War crimes
  • War crimes
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American men
  • History
  • War crimes
Label
The Louis Till file : writing to save a life, 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
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
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40026642592
System control number
(OCoLC)944380559
Label
The Louis Till file : writing to save a life, 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
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
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40026642592
System control number
(OCoLC)944380559

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