Sacco-Vanzetti Memorial Plaque Needs a Place in the Sun

A committee is seeking to place the Sacco-Vanzetti Memorial Plaque in a prominent public place. Rejected for decades by state governors and Boston mayors, the plaque was donated to the Boston Public Library, where it now languishes on an upper … Continue reading →

100 Years Ago, Wartime Inflation Causes Strikes

1916, the year Americans re-elected Woodrow Wilson — and Wilson promised to keep America out of war — was the year that workers at the Plymouth Cordage Company, the world’s leading ropemaker, went on strike for higher pay. At the … Continue reading →

Speaking at Quincy MA library on Tuesday, June 14

I have a close-to-home date to speak on “Suosso’s Lane” next week. Here’s the PR from the Crane Public Library in Quincy: Crime By the Book: Suosso’s Lane, a Modern Sacco-Vanzetti Tale “On Tuesday, June 14, at 7:00 p.m. novelist … Continue reading →

I’ll Be Speaking in Carver this Saturday, May 14

I’ll be speaking about “Suosso’s Lane,” a novel about the Sacco-Vanzetti case, and reading a few excerpts at the Carver Library, 2 Meadowbrook Way (Carver MA) on Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m. in the large meeting room. Here’s the … Continue reading →