Sacco and Vanzetti by Bruce Watson
The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind

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In this groundbreaking narrative of one of America?s most divisive trials and executions, award-winning journalist Bruce Watson mines deep archives and newly available sources to paint the most complete portrait available of the ?good shoemaker? and the ?poor fish peddler.? Opening with an explosion that rocks a quiet Washington, D.C., neighborhood and concluding with worldwide outrage as two men are executed despite widespread doubts about their guilt, Sacco & Vanzetti is the definitive history of an infamous case that still haunts the American imagination.
 

About Bruce Watson

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BRUCE WATSON's previous books include Sacco and Vanzetti, a finalist for the Edgar Award, and Bread and Roses, a New York Public Library Book to Remember. His journalism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Smithsonian, and Reader's Digest. He lives in Massachusetts.
 
Published August 16, 2007 by Penguin Books. 476 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Law & Philosophy, Crime. Non-fiction

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“No,” cried a glittering list of authors (John Dos Passos, Anatole France, Dorothy Parker, Upton Sinclair, Walter Lippmann), legal experts (Felix Frankfurter, Benjamin Cardozo), intellectuals (Albert Einstein), politicians (Fiorello LaGuardia), labor unions, socialists, communists and a gaggle of...

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Mr. Watson, although highly sympathetic to both men and, like most historians, almost certain that they did not commit the payroll murders, points out that no one can explain what Sacco and Vanzetti were up to the night of their arrest and that, “no matter how much one wants to shout their innoce...

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In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive.

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