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The Resource Run, brother, run : a memoir of a murder in my family, David Berg

Run, brother, run : a memoir of a murder in my family, David Berg

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Run, brother, run : a memoir of a murder in my family
Title
Run, brother, run
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a memoir of a murder in my family
Statement of responsibility
David Berg
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Language
eng
Summary
This is a searing family memoir of a wild boyhood in Texas that led to the vicious murder of the author's brother by actor Woody Harrelson's father. In 1968 the author's brother, Alan, was murdered by Charles Harrelson, notorious hit man and father of Woody Harrelson. Alan was only thirty-one when he disappeared and for more than six months his family did not know what had happened to him, until his remains were found in a ditch in Texas. There was an eyewitness to the murder: Harrelson's girlfriend, who agreed to testify. Even so, Harrelson was acquitted with the help of the most famous criminal lawyer in America. Writing with cold-eyed grief and lacerating humor, the author, a trial lawyer himself, shares intimate details about his striving Jewish family that perhaps set Alan on a course for self-destruction, and the wrenching miscarriage of justice when Alan Berg's murderer went unpunished. Since burying his brother, the author has never discussed how he died. But then about three years ago, details from his past crept into his memory and he began to research his family's legacy and his brother's death, informed by his expertise as a seasoned attorney. The result is a raw and painful memoir that taps into the darkest human behaviors, a fascinating portrait of an iconic American place, and a true-crime courtroom murder drama, perfectly calibrated
Summary
This is a searing family memoir of a wild boyhood in Texas that led to the vicious murder of the author's brother by actor Woody Harrelson's father. In 1968 the author's brother, Alan, was murdered by Charles Harrelson, notorious hit man and father of Woody Harrelson. Alan was only thirty-one when he disappeared and for more than six months his family did not know what had happened to him, until his remains were found in a ditch in Texas. There was an eyewitness to the murder: Harrelson's girlfriend, who agreed to testify. Even so, Harrelson was acquitted with the help of the most famous criminal lawyer in America. Writing with cold-eyed grief and lacerating humor, the author, a trial lawyer himself, shares intimate details about his striving Jewish family that perhaps set Alan on a course for self-destruction, and the wrenching miscarriage of justice when Alan Berg's murderer went unpunished. Since burying his brother, the author has never discussed how he died. But then about three years ago, details from his past crept into his memory and he began to research his family's legacy and his brother's death, informed by his expertise as a seasoned attorney. The result is a raw and painful memoir that taps into the darkest human behaviors, a fascinating portrait of an iconic American place, and a true-crime courtroom murder drama, perfectly calibrated
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10185556
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1942-
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Berg, David
Dewey number
364.152/309764
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6533.T4
LC item number
B47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Berg, David
  • Berg, Alan
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of a murder in my family
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Run, brother, run : a memoir of a murder in my family, David Berg
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Publication
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ocn816512851
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xvi, 254 p.
Isbn
9781476715636
System control number
(OCoLC)816512851
Label
Run, brother, run : a memoir of a murder in my family, David Berg
Publication
Control code
ocn816512851
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xvi, 254 p.
Isbn
9781476715636
System control number
(OCoLC)816512851

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