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We keep the dead close : a murder at Harvard and a half century of silence / Becky Cooper.

Cooper, Becky, (author.).

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  • 3 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"1969: the height of counterculture; the year Harvard would begin the tumultuous process of merging with sister school Radcliffe; and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology department, would be found bludgeoned to death in her apartment. Forty years later, Becky Cooper, a curious undergrad, will first hear whispers of the story: The dead was nameless. A student had an affair with her professor, and he murdered her in the Peabody Museum. Though this rumor would prove false, it started and investigation that would consume Cooper's life for the next ten years."--Dust jacket flap.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 364.1523 COO 2020 (Text) 33892100711333 Adult New Books Book None 11/17/2020 Checked out 02/02/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538746837
  • ISBN: 1538746832
  • Physical Description: 499 pages : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-499).
Formatted Contents Note:
The story -- The girl -- The rumor -- The myth -- The echo -- The legacy -- The resolution.
Summary, etc.:
"1969: the height of counterculture; the year Harvard would begin the tumultuous process of merging with sister school Radcliffe; and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology department, would be found bludgeoned to death in her apartment. Forty years later, Becky Cooper, a curious undergrad, will first hear whispers of the story: The dead was nameless. A student had an affair with her professor, and he murdered her in the Peabody Museum. Though this rumor would prove false, it started and investigation that would consume Cooper's life for the next ten years."--Dust jacket flap.
Subject: Britton, Jane, 1945-1969.
Harvard University > Students.
Murder > Investigation > Massachusetts > Cambridge.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > Massachusetts > Cambridge.
Murder victims > Massachusetts > Cambridge > Biography.
Women graduate students > Crimes against > Massachusetts > Cambridge.
Women in higher education > United States > Social conditions.
Sex discrimination in higher education > United States.
TRUE CRIME / Murder / General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory.
EDUCATION / Higher.
Genre: Biographies.
True crime stories.

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