Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti

Ferdinando Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, the two Italian immigrants were executed on August 23, 1927. There remains a highly politicized dispute over their actual guilt or innocence, as well as whether or not their trials were fair. The dispute focuses on small details and contradictory evidence; as a result, historians have not reached a consensus.

Writer/artist Rick Geary tackles this controversial 20th century case for NBM Publishing as part of their "A Treasury of Murder" series. Geary takes on all the historical twists and turns, appeals and dubious evidence, after presenting the human face of the two men who were demonized by many and turned to martyrs by others, in his usual unflappable way.

A Treasury of Murder: THE LIVES OF SACCO & VANZETTI is a 6 x 9, 80pp., B&W, jacketed hardcover for $15.99. NBM is also offering a special signed, limited edition volume with a special bind and a tip in sheet of art specially done by Rick. HURRY! Orders for this will be closed soon, so if you are interested in either copy, visit their website.

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