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Bruce Watson

writer

While becoming a writer, Bruce Watson worked as a factory hand, a journalist, a bartender, an office temp, a Peace Corps volunteer, and an elementary school teacher. As a frequent contributor to *Smithsonian*, Watson wrote more than 40 feature articles on subjects ranging from eels to Ferraris to the history of Coney Island. His articles have also appeared in *The Los Angeles Times*, *The Boston Globe*, *The Wall Street Journal*, *The Washington Post*, *Newsweek*, *Yankee*, and *The Best American Science and Nature Writing* 2003. *Bread and Roses* was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of 25 Books to Remember in 2005. *Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, The Murders, and The Judgment of Mankind* was a Book of the Month Club Selection and was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America for an Edgar Award. Watson holds a Masters Degree in American history from the University of Massachusetts and lives with his wife and two children in Western Massachusetts.