Gail Holman's Reviews > My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer's Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama
My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer's Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama
Gail Holman's review
Aug 17, 2016
I read the book in a day. It's fascinating that Mr. Beck had to do all of his research after the deaths of his parents. It was definitely a family story that needed to be told. A terrific window into the hearts and minds of southern white folk of that era. Whether Harper Lee based her novel on Mr. Beck's father will forever be a mystery, but it doesn't matter. If he were my dad I would make every attempt to tell this story of courage and conviction that our system of law does work. It fails, however, when fear takes hold and good people remain silent. Thanks to the son for sharing the story of his father's courage and bravery.
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