The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti
The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti
Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing, Hardcover, 9781561636051, 80pp.
Publication Date: August 2011
Rick Geary tackles the most controversial case of the 20th century. Anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti were accused of robbery and murder but so many supposedly damning pieces of evidence were questionable their guilty verdict elicited massive protests around the world. Geary presents us with all the twists and turns, appeals and dubious evidence after presenting us the human face of the two men, demonized by many, turned to martyrs by many others in his usual unflappable way.
Judith Cullen is an artist from the Pacific Northwest with over 25 years of experience as a designer, production manager, administrator, and producer for theatre and opera. Since 2008 she has worked as a volunteer presenting literature live in the online metaverse of Second Life (c), logging in over 500 hours to benefit a variety of charities including War Child North America, Project Children, and Habitat for Humanity under the avatar identity Caledonia Skytower. Ms. Cullen has transformed her professional theatre experience, combined with her work as a virtual storyteller, into a refreshed career as a author, narrator, and voice artist. Her published Trio Tales series are intended as fictional, short story monographs on a single theme, making them ideal for kindle use or portable reading. You can learn more about the author and her work, and connect with her on Google+, Facebook and @ jdcstoryteller.blogspot.com.
"Chalk one more up for the history books and another great contribution to the country's wealth of graphic lit." Kirkus Reviews (August 2011)
"Multiple stars for accessibility to difficult subject matter, fine art work, skillful narrative flow, and well documented research. Treats the politically motivated executions of the titular Italian immigrants with just due. The book will serve as a good alternative text in American history and social studies courses." www.blog.SchoolLibraryJournal.com (September 2011)
"The quiet effectiveness of Geary's consciously old-fashioned drawing style is reinforced by his thorough recreation of period details." Booklist (October 2011)
"Geary's historical mysteries always sparkle with clarity, both in the artwork and plot, and in this book he also resists the urge to decide that one side was right, all while giving the reader the most up-to-date information possible." Teacher Librarian (December 2011)
"His art, as always, is ceaselessly expressive and charming, but let's also give credit to this modern American master as one whose complete craft is at its peak." —Miami Herald (November 6, 2011)
"If anyone can bring an eighty year story to life, Geary is the man for the job. He tells the story with aplomb and allows another generation of students to see this case." —Library Media Connection (January 2012)