Kill Now, Talk Forever

Kill Now, Talk Forever

by Richard Newby (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780759607927
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 07/01/2001
Edition description: 2010 Edition
Pages: 732
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.61(d)

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Douglas Linder

In my opinion, your work [Kill Now, Talk Forever: Debating Sacco and Vanzetti] comes closest of the S-V books to capturing the truth of the controversial case.--(Douglas Linder, Elmer Powell Peer Professor of Law, UMKC School of Law)

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This book is not a tale of vampires. It is nonfiction stuff about militant Italian immigrant anarchists who bombed American cities in 1919 to get their ideal society. At places where they bombed they left leaflets which said: 'There will have to be bloodshed; . . . there will have to be murder; we will kill, because it is necessary; we will destroy to rid the world of your tyrannical institutions.' Two of the most famous of these anarchists were Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. First part of the book has stenographic minutes of the trial of Sacco and Vanzetti--charged with murdering two men in South Braintree, Massachusetts on April 15, 1920. Was the trial verdict in 1921 fair? (Many editors of encyclopedias and historians suggest the jury brought in a guilty verdict simply because Sacco and Vanzetti were radical aliens.) Debate on that question takes up the next part of the book. The Editor lets readers judge every expert who has written on this topic, and that includes college professors. This is a true crime book that doubles as a useful handbook for teachers. 52 research topics delve into all corners of this enduring debate. Putting some sizzle into his probing, Newby charges head-on at editors of encyclopedias and reference books in American history for what he considers flaws in reporting history. Readers are told to pay deference only to truth and not to bow to highly credentialed writers, their academic honors notwithstanding. Maps and photos of the crime scene are barely adequate--small to a fault. The Index is helpful for school types, as is the annotated bibliography that reaches from 1920 to 2000. Have some intellectuals left words to posterity--posted in the bibliography or elsewhere in this book--that invite laughter? Readers can find out. Cover is colorful and crowded with the major shapers of opinion on Sacco and Vanzetti. To some this drama of the past will be fascinating. Newby invites young readers to create art and literature out of this historic debate. The topic will become a great movie, as indicated by the 1998 video--IN SEARCH OF hISTORY: TRUE STORY OF SACCO AND VANZETTI.