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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

de Casey Cep

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New York Times Best Seller   "Compelling . . . at once a true-crime thriller, courtroom drama, and miniature biography of Harper Lee. If To Kill a Mockingbird was one of your favorite books growing up, you should add Furious Hours to your reading list today." --Southern Living   Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted--thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend.   Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research seventeen years earlier. Lee spent a year in town reporting, and many more years working on her own version of the case. Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country's most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity.… (mais)
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Book title is misleading.
As much as I was fascinated with the history and accounts of Nelle Harper Lee and Rev Willie Maxwell, the title is a bit misleading. The first half of the book is dedicated to the the life and death of Rev Maxwell and the second half related to Ms Lee’s life and death. It did provide interesting insight into the author’s rigid perfectionist personality which greatly affected her writing career. I found her relationship with Truman Capote for most of her life fascinating and her contribution to his successful writing career. The author then explains Lee and her struggles to write about the Maxwell murders. The stories seems disjointed and and tangential in its flow not not what I expected based on the title. ( )
  marquis784 | Mar 1, 2021 |
fascinating history of southern Alabama in the 1960's. I thought it read like a history book, ( )
  suzanne5002 | Jan 19, 2021 |
I'm not a fan of true crime (it's too scary!), but this book and its gorgeous cover kept catching my eye, and I'm glad I finally gave it a chance. Casey Cep is an incredibly talented journalist -- her writing is lyrical. It amazes me how writers today can uncover so much information about crimes, court cases, and the personal lives of ordinary people from decades ago. I was very impressed and will definitely read Cep's next project.

Note: Harper Lee does not enter this story until Part 3, and does not engage with the murder case(s) that the book is mostly about until there are only two hours left in the (audio)book. ( )
  sjanke | Dec 9, 2020 |
This meticulous researched book dispels myths and beliefs held about Harper Lee, her family and friends. It tells the true story of the case that inspired her to start writing another book, yes, really and not the book you think. I devoured this book. ( )
  ShannonRose4 | Sep 15, 2020 |
This meticulous researched book dispels myths and beliefs held about Harper Lee, her family and friends. It tells the true story of the case that inspired her to start writing another book, yes, really and not the book you think. I devoured this book. ( )
  ShannonRose4 | Sep 15, 2020 |
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She explains as well as it is likely ever to be explained why Lee went silent after “To Kill a Mockingbird.” (The clue’s in Cep’s title.) And it’s here, in her descriptions of another writer’s failure to write, that her book makes a magical little leap, and it goes from being a superbly written true-crime story to the sort of story that even Lee would have been proud to write.
adicionado por danielx | editarNew York Times, Michael Lewis (May 1, 2019)
 
Lee spent many years working on the project, but it never saw the light of day. Instead, more than four decades later, we have Cep’s absorbing new volume, which succeeds in telling the story that Nelle Harper Lee could not and offers an affecting account of Lee’s attempt to give meaning to a startling series of events.
 

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Nome do autorFunçãoTipo de autorObra?Status
Casey Cepautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculado
Carrow, JennyDesigner da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Huber, HillaryNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Lew, BettyDesignerautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Mapping Specialists Ltd.Cartographerautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Ray, B. J.Artista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Schultz, KathrynAuthor photographerautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
StillFxArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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No longer legally able to subjugate other people, wealthy white southerners turned their attention to nature instead. The untamed world seemed to them at worst like a mortal danger, seething with disease and constantly threatening disaster, and at best like a terrible waste. The numberless trees could be timber, the forests could be farms, the malarial swamps could be drained and turned to solid ground, wolves and bears and other fearsome predators could be throw rugs, taxidermy, and dinner. And as for the rivers, why should they get to play while people had to work? In the words of the president of the Alabama Power Company, Thomas Martin, “Every loafing stream is loafing at the public expense.” (p.7)
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New York Times Best Seller   "Compelling . . . at once a true-crime thriller, courtroom drama, and miniature biography of Harper Lee. If To Kill a Mockingbird was one of your favorite books growing up, you should add Furious Hours to your reading list today." --Southern Living   Reverend Willie Maxwell was a rural preacher accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money in the 1970s. With the help of a savvy lawyer, he escaped justice for years until a relative shot him dead at the funeral of his last victim. Despite hundreds of witnesses, Maxwell's murderer was acquitted--thanks to the same attorney who had previously defended the Reverend.   Sitting in the audience during the vigilante's trial was Harper Lee, who had traveled from New York City to her native Alabama with the idea of writing her own In Cold Blood, the true-crime classic she had helped her friend Truman Capote research seventeen years earlier. Lee spent a year in town reporting, and many more years working on her own version of the case. Now Casey Cep brings this story to life, from the shocking murders to the courtroom drama to the racial politics of the Deep South. At the same time, she offers a deeply moving portrait of one of the country's most beloved writers and her struggle with fame, success, and the mystery of artistic creativity.

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