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by Susan Tejada


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The book was the winner of the gold medal for True Crime in the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards

The book was the winner of the gold medal for True Crime in the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The book was the winner of the gold medal for True Crime.

Susan Tejada gives us Sacco and Vanzetti as real human beings ripe with complexity, which makes their sad case all the . We feel the struggles. We cringe at the prejudice.

Susan Tejada gives us Sacco and Vanzetti as real human beings ripe with complexity, which makes their sad case all the more compelling. In the process, she opens a window on a younger America, and presents this cause célèbre case as what it is, a classic drama of an unsolved crime cutting so close to society’s rawest nerves that it can still spark heated arguments a century later. This is an important story told well. Kenneth D. Ackerman, author of Young J. Edgar: Hoover and the Red Scare, 1919–1920).

She discovers little-known facts about Sacco, Vanzetti, and their supporters, and develops a tantalizing theory about how a doomed insider may have been coerced into helping professional criminals plan the heist

She discovers little-known facts about Sacco, Vanzetti, and their supporters, and develops a tantalizing theory about how a doomed insider may have been coerced into helping professional criminals plan the heist. Tejada's close-up view of the case allows readers to see those involved as individual personalities. She also paints a fascinating portrait of a bygone era: Providence gangsters and Boston Brahmins; nighttime raids and midnight bombings; and immigration, unionism, draft dodging, and violent anarchism in the turbulent early years of the twentieth century.

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Поставляется из: США Описание: It was a bold and brutal crime-robbery and murder in broad daylight on the streets of South Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1920.

Journalist Susan Tejada has spent years investigating the case, sifting through diaries and police reports and interviewing descendants of major figures

Journalist Susan Tejada has spent years investigating the case, sifting through diaries and police reports and interviewing descendants of major figures. She discovers little-known facts about Sacco, Vanzetti, and their supporters, and develops a tantalizing theory about how a doomed insider may have been coerced into helping professional criminals plan the heist. Tejada's close-up view of the case allows readers to see those involved as individual personalities

Her main objective is "to decouple Sacco from Vanzetti and to write a double biography. After all, the two men "met for the first time in 1917, were arrested three years later, then spent most of the next seven years incarcerated in prisons miles apart" (ix). Tejada succeeds in her aim. The fates of Sacco and Vanzetti were clearly.

Double Lives, Troubled Times, and the Massachusetts Murder Case That Shook the World. It was a bold and brutal crime-robbery and murder in broad daylight on the streets of South Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1920. Winner, Independent Publisher Book Award Gold medal for true crime. a tantalizing mystery. Candice Millard, author of Destiny of the Republic. An in-depth reexamination with startling new insights into the controversial case.

Tejada, Susan Mondshein, 1945- author. O toilers" - Constructing a case - "Conscription was upon them" - Dry run at Plymouth - "Terrorist plot is seen" - Dedham: curtain rising - Docket nos. 5545 and 5546 - Dedham: curtain falling - Prison crucible - Battles in and out of court - Clinging to razor blades - Groundswell - Brink - Afterlives - Two mysteries.

Winner, Gold Medal for True Crime, 2013 Independent Publisher Book AwardsIt was a bold and brutal crime--robbery and murder in broad daylight on the streets of South Braintree, Massachusetts, in 1920. Tried for the crime and convicted, two Italian-born laborers, anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, went to the electric chair in 1927, professing their innocence. Journalist Susan Tejada has spent years investigating the case, sifting through diaries and police reports and interviewing descendants of major figures. She discovers little-known facts about Sacco, Vanzetti, and their supporters, and develops a tantalizing theory about how a doomed insider may have been coerced into helping professional criminals plan the heist.Tejada's close-up view of the case allows readers to see those involved as individual personalities. She also paints a fascinating portrait of a bygone era: Providence gangsters and Boston Brahmins; nighttime raids and midnight bombings; and immigration, unionism, draft dodging, and violent anarchism in the turbulent early years of the twentieth century. In many ways this is as much a cultural history as a true-crime mystery or courtroom drama. Because the case played out against a background of domestic terrorism, in a time that echoes our own, we have a new appreciation of the potential connection between fear and the erosion of civil liberties and miscarriages of justice.

Comments: (7)

Gio
This is the first book I have read on this famous case, and I don't really know how it stacks up to other books on the same subject, but I found it well written and the way it is organized makes it a good introduction to the subject. It also provides a deeply human look at Sacco and Vanzetti as people and a good analysis of the temper of the times in which they lived and died.
FreandlyMan
This excellent read features timeless themes on the best and worst of human nature -- loyalty, principle, devotion, duplicity, prejudice, ineptitude. The sense of dramatic irony added poignancy to every part of the narrative, but even knowing the final outcome, I kept turning the pages to find out what happened next. Particular satisfactions for me included new understanding of an era of American history about which I knew little, such as the origins of US immigration policy and the economic and cultural forces that shaped it. Good perspective here, too, on terrorism then and now and how we have reacted to it. Not least, Tejada touched my heart with her depiction of the lives behind the headlines -- not just Sacco and Vanzetti themselves, but their families and friends.
Ballagar
Even if I knew little about Sacco and Vanzetti, I believed the facts I learned in high school were enough. I began reading Susan Tejada's book with some misgiving that she might be rehashing dusty events. How wrong I was. Tejada's book is a historical masterpiece. Her writing is strong and compelling and as well-documented as historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's. The book also has a compelling plot line and reads as well as E.L. Doctorow's historical fiction.

From the opening paragraphs, Tejada breathes life into Sacco and Vanzetti and their time. These are men you care about as they immigrate to a new life in America. Every person in this book, whether a minor figure or the principal trial judge, comes to life on the page. Tejada gives them voice again as if they were characters in Doctorow's fictional account, and we must keep reminding ourselves that Tejada is writing non-fiction, thoroughly researched history. She has used primary and secondary sources, interviews, and site visits to make all the players in the case alive and real to us.

The second compelling component of the book is that Tejada takes great pains to recreate the twenties. We read of the strife between employers and unions, the native populations attitudes towards new immigrants, and the immigrants struggle to assimilate. We learn about the effect of war, domestic terrorism, and the economy on American attitudes. Again, Tejada's research is flawless and the pointed details bring the times of Sacco and Vanzetti to life. We feel the struggles. We cringe at the prejudice. We recognize the conflict between classes.

This book not only forces us to re-examine the justice system in our country in the early 20th century. It also provokes us to consider our country in the 21st century. For while we have evolved as a nation, equality is still far from satisfactory, and our justice system is still far from perfect. In the last forty years, the American prison population has ballooned, and long sentences and the death penalty still fall more heavily on the poor and on people of color.

"In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti" is an engrossing read. It is hard to accept that Tejada is not writing a fictional account. Her book is based on solid historical fact. At times, I found that I had to close the book and walk away from the injustice so clearly depicted in these pages, yet I never felt that Tejada was choosing sides. Like the good historian she is, she presents the facts as they are; lets the facts speak for themselves. I highly recommend "In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti." It is a brilliant book and superb reading.
one life
I read this to get the details of the pair but found it dragged in some places with to much detail. It did detail the crime and national interest of the time.
Ce
While quite well written, the author finally seems to take sides. Objectivity would have better served. In the matter of S & V, the only thing we know for certain is that we will never know the whole truth. Please excuse the dangling participle in my first sentence. It is the book, not the author, that was well written.
RED
I kept an open mind throughout the book as to their guilt or innocence.They may have done it or may have not.The problem is the prosecution and the judge went over the line to convict them.
Arashitilar
I began this book with only a vague recollection of the names of Sacco and Vanzetti from a high school history class and with no real sense of the context of their lives and trial. This beautifully written and very well researched book connects these men to the cultural strands of the early 1900's. While you have been reading about the details of the evidence collected against Sacco and Vanzetti, you realize that Susan Tejada has been weaving that evidence into a story about America and immigration and WW1 and terrorism. She does this effortlessly. The story she tells is not straight forward. It wanders from Sacco and Vanzetti to the people working to prosecute them and to the men and women working to free them and the America that each group wants. The book brings in the background of anarchy, the very real fear of having your home or office blown up (I was horrified to see how often that happened during this time!) and (for me) the even greater fear of having constitutional freedoms stripped as a reaction to that terrorism. The resemblances between American society in the 1920's and today jump off the page.
Reading this book is like listening to an involved lecture by your favorite lecturer. It's a complicated story set in a very complex time but Ms. Tejada's grasp of the information and ideas is so sure that she never loses you. I never had to go back and reread a passage to try and understand a connection or idea. Ms. Tejada follows many ideas but always brings the stories back together. She, clearly had sympathy for both men, but does not insist on a happy ending. She respects the totality of the history and by the end of the book, you realize that you have to as well. This is a wonderful book.
Great seller and product. Meticulously researched and well written.
In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti: Double Lives, Troubled Times, and the Massachusetts Murder Case That Shook the World download epub
Historical
Author: Susan Tejada
ISBN: 1555537308
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Northeastern; First Edition edition (April 10, 2012)
Pages: 352 pages