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The Pull of the Past I asked: What books influenced you when you were growing up? You replied: Nancy Drew mysteries. “I wanted to be a detective. Now I’m an art historian and art appraiser—an art detective!” Under the Lilacs. … Continue reading

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Where Bookivores Gather I love ink on paper. On two spectacular fall days last weekend, thousands of others who feel the same way I do turned out for the 2012 National Book Festival. There was something for everyone. More than … Continue reading

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Echoes As I remember 9/11 (not that I could ever forget), I also recall 9/16, an earlier day of violence and tragedy in the financial district of New York. Just after noon on September 16, 1920, a huge explosion created … Continue reading

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Heaven on the Mall? The amazing (and free!) National Book Festival starts in in 18 days, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it this year. I’ll be speaking about In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti at 2:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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One Midnight in August Eighty-five years ago next week, on August 23, 1927, Nick Sacco, age 36—husband, father, shoemaker, anarchist—was strapped down into the Massachusetts electric chair and executed for murder, a crime of which he had been convicted despite … Continue reading

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Makes Sense to Me, #2 Quotations That Resonate “If a storyteller thinks enough of storytelling to regard it as a calling, unlike a historian he cannot turn from the sufferings of his characters. A storyteller, unlike a historian, must follow … Continue reading

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No Better Place I live near Washington, D.C. Sacco and Vanzetti lived for years, and died, in Massachusetts. Most of the archives that relate to their case are located in and near Boston. I will be forever grateful to the … Continue reading

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And That’s a Wrap… Thanks to those who came to book tour events in southern New England over the past two weeks to learn more about In Search of Sacco and Vanzetti. As it turns out, I learned a lot, … Continue reading

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