Sacco & Vanzetti Reviews

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Praise for Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind

“Bruce Watson’s spirited history of the affair does a great service in rescuing fact from the haze of legend…”
New York Times

“… the most thorough and readable plumbing yet of the Case Record. . .”
The Nation

Wall Street Journal

“. . . presents a lucid, evenhanded, and at times gripping look at a complex political mystery.”
American Heritage

“. . . a well-researched page-turner. . .”
Library Journal

“Bruce Watson does a terrific job of reviewing the historical record of the trial, drawing compelling portraits of the principals, their families, and partisans on both sides of the bitter controversy.”
Seattle Times

“The literature of this case is vast, but surprisingly little of it provides as balanced and unemotional a survey as this volume does.”
Washington Post

“Likely to become, for a new generation of readers, the definitive account.”

“an unusually even-handed look at a case more often politicized than understood. . .”
New Yorker

Prejudice and Politics: Sacco, Vanzetti and Fear

New York Times | William Grimes | August 15, 2007

The legendary case that lent eloquence to two men speaking broken English

Washington Post | Jonathan Yardley | August 19, 2007

Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind

Publishers Weekly | August 20, 2007

The Sacco-Vanzetti tragedy is a story of our own day

The Independent | Rupert Cornwell | September 3, 2007

‘Sacco and Vanzetti’: The Case that Never Dies

Christian Science Monitor | Terry Hartle | November 6, 2007