The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti by Rick Geary
(A Treasury of 20th Century Murder)

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Rick Geary tackles the most controversial case of the 20th century. Anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti were accused of robbery and murder but so many supposedly damning pieces of evidence were questionable their  guilty verdict elicited massive protests around the world. Geary  presents us with all the twists and turns, appeals and dubious evidence after presenting us the human face of the two men, demonized by many, turned to martyrs by many others in his usual unflappable way.
 

About Rick Geary

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Rick Geary is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator. He has worked for Marvel Entertainment Group, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Heavy Metal, and has contributed to National Lampoon and the New York Times Book Review. He lives in Carrizozo, New Mexico.
 
Published August 1, 2011 by NBM Publishing. 80 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Geary continues his campaign to use graphic novels to present complicated historical cases in a manner both clear and suspenseful with this look at the famous, controversial case.

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One of the more dubious features of the Massachusetts legal system at the time, as Geary notes, was the fact that all legal appeals in a case were overseen by the same judge who initially tried it, “thus asking Thayer to rule against himself.” As a result, none of the defense team’s attempts at a...

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Frederick Katzman either used their halting command of English to confuse and rattle them — or simply asserted that their veracity was questionable because they were either “Italian or anarchist or both.” To be sure, many of Sacco and Vanzetti’s political compatriots didn’t exactly help their ca...

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“Mr. Geary is the sort of historian we all wanted to have in school or college: a teacher who makes history interesting and compelling.

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These maps were very helpful for orientation with the case, and I found myself referring to them frequently as I read the book.

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