Fremont Older and the 1916 San Francisco Bombing: A Tireless Crusade for Justice

Fremont Older and the 1916 San Francisco Bombing: A Tireless Crusade for Justice
Author: John C. Ralston
Pages: 190
ISBN10: 1626192677
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 2.00
ISBN13: 9781626192676
Published: November 19th 2013 by History Press (SC)

On Saturday, July 22, 1916, as Preparedness Day" parade units assembled south of San Francisco's Market Street, a terrorist bomb exploded, killing ten people and wounding forty. San Francisco was outraged. Instead of searching for the perpetrators, however, the district attorney used the bombing as an excuse to arrest, try and convict two obscure labor figures without evidence. Author John C. Ralston chronicles the dramatic events following the initial tragedy as newspaper editor Fremont Older discovers the case is based on blatant perjury and exposes the secondary crime to the public. What became known as the "American Dreyfus Case" led to an international outcry, finally resulting in one defendant's pardon and the other's parole--but only after both men had been imprisoned for twenty-three years.."