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Atticus Finch : The Biography: Harper Lee, Her Father, and the Making of an American Icon - (Hardcover)

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Who was the real Atticus Finch? A prize-winning historian reveals the man behind the legend
The publication of Go Set a Watchman in 2015 forever changed how we think about Atticus Finch. Once seen as a paragon of decency, he was reduced to a small-town racist. How are we to understand this transformation?
In Atticus Finch, historian Joseph Crespino draws on exclusive sources to reveal how Harper Lee's father provided the central inspiration for each of her books. A lawyer and newspaperman, A. C. Lee was a principled opponent of mob rule, yet he was also a racial paternalist. Harper Lee created the Atticus of Watchman out of the ambivalence she felt toward white southerners like him. But when a militant segregationist movement arose that mocked his values, she revised the character in To Kill a Mockingbird to defend her father and to remind the South of its best traditions. A story of family and literature amid the upheavals of the twentieth century, Atticus Finch is essential to understanding Harper Lee, her novels, and her times.
Number of Pages: 248
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History, Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Joseph Crespino
Language: English
Street Date: May 8, 2018
TCIN: 53149109
UPC: 9781541644946
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-5853
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