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Author Watson, Bruce, 1953-

Title Sacco and Vanzetti : the men, the murders, and the judgment of mankind / Bruce Watson.

Imprint New York : Viking, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    345.73 WAT    Available
Description 433 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [413]-421) and index.
Contents "Lambs and wolves" -- "A gunman job" -- "Yeggs" -- "Shout from the rooftops" -- "I seen this fellow shoot this fellow" -- "I do not think I ever saw them men in the world" -- "I was crazy to come to this country" -- "Coraggio" -- "Nice people and good killers" -- "Free or die" -- "These so-called alleged facts" -- "A vulgar contest" -- "Flowers to the fallen rebels" -- "The judgment of mankind".
Summary 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.
Subject Sacco, Nicola, 1891-1927 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Vanzetti, Bartolomeo, 1888-1927 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921.
Trials (Murder) -- Massachusetts.
ISBN 9780670063536 : $25.95

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