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Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind (edition 2007)

by Bruce Watson (Author)

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When the state of Massachusetts electrocuted Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti on August 23, 1927, it concluded one of the most controversial legal cases in American history. In the eight decades since, debate has raged over what was probably a miscarriage of justice. This case still haunts the American imagination. In the first full-length narrative of the case in thirty years, journalist Watson unwinds a tale that opens with anarchist bombs going off in a posh Washington, D.C., neighborhood and concludes with worldwide outrage over the execution of the "good shoemaker" and the "poor fish peddler." Watson mines deep archives and new sources, unveiling fresh details about these naïve dreamers and militant revolutionaries.--From publisher description.… (more)
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Title:Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind
Authors:Bruce Watson (Author)
Info:Viking Books (2007), Edition: 1st Edition, 433 pages
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Even though I already knew how the ending would be, this was a very sad story. Even after 84 years since Sacco and Vanzetti were executed, there is still doubt as to their guilt or innocence (no spoilers, actually - read the epilogue carefully).

Watson writes a largely sympathetic account about Sacco and Vanzetti; he includes a history of the anarchist movement in Italy and the US in the 1920s, which was pretty interesting to me. Watson also has some harsh words for the Boston community who treated the Italians...well, like any other group of new-ish immigrants have been treated in the US after the first immigrants came over on the Mayflower. ( )
  KarenM61 | Nov 28, 2013 |
Even though I already knew how the ending would be, this was a very sad story. Even after 84 years since Sacco and Vanzetti were executed, there is still doubt as to their guilt or innocence (no spoilers, actually - read the epilogue carefully).

Watson writes a largely sympathetic account about Sacco and Vanzetti; he includes a history of the anarchist movement in Italy and the US in the 1920s, which was pretty interesting to me. Watson also has some harsh words for the Boston community who treated the Italians...well, like any other group of new-ish immigrants have been treated in the US after the first immigrants came over on the Mayflower. ( )
  KarenM61 | Nov 28, 2013 |
Well thought out history of two accused and really framed for murder in the 1920's and executed in 1927. Abit tedious, but interesting.
  Nancy-Jean | Dec 6, 2007 |
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When the state of Massachusetts electrocuted Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti on August 23, 1927, it concluded one of the most controversial legal cases in American history. In the eight decades since, debate has raged over what was probably a miscarriage of justice. This case still haunts the American imagination. In the first full-length narrative of the case in thirty years, journalist Watson unwinds a tale that opens with anarchist bombs going off in a posh Washington, D.C., neighborhood and concludes with worldwide outrage over the execution of the "good shoemaker" and the "poor fish peddler." Watson mines deep archives and new sources, unveiling fresh details about these naïve dreamers and militant revolutionaries.--From publisher description.

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