Ghosts at the Round Table: A
by D. J. Herda
Anticipated at 80,000 - 90,000
Literary Historical Fiction
Book in One Sentence:
On April 15, 1920, Frederick Parmenter and Alessandro Berardelli are shot dead in South Braintree while carrying two boxes containing the payroll of a shoe factory. After two robbers take the $15,000 in cash, they get into a car containing several other men and speed away. Two Italian immigrant anarchists--Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco--are charged, prosecuted, and convicted of murder.
As the two sit in prison awaiting their deaths by electrocution, writer Dorothy Parker is bothered. She has found too many holes in the prosecution's case and too many problems with the convicting judge to sit idly by. As she rallies the civilized world to the Italians' cause, Representative Joseph McCarthy and the House on Unamerican Activities Committee work silently behind the scenes to disgrace Parker and strip her of her constitutional rights.
Parker and fellow Algonquin
Round Tablers fight back. But is it too little too late?
D. J. Herda is author of more than 80 conventionally published books, several hundred thousand columns and short pieces, and numerous plays, scripts, and articles. He is president of the American Society of Authors and Writers, a member of The Authorís Guild, and a former member of numerous literary and media organizations.
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