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Six Dollars a Week

Six Dollars a Week The American stories of long-ago immigrants come alive at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum on—where else?—New York’s Lower East Side (www.tenement.org). In a gutsy feat of urban archaeology, planners restored 97 Orchard Street to the … 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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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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Class Warfare The rich are different from you and me. F. Scott Fitzgerald said so more than half a century ago. If he were alive and saying the same thing during the election year of 2012, he’d be accused of … Continue reading

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Progress The collision of old and new technology is striking in the story of Sacco and Vanzetti—at least when it comes to cars, coal, and capital punishment. In 1920 not all law enforcement officials had cars, or even knew how … Continue reading

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