From Library Journal
The author is the great-niece of the murdered Mary Phagan. In 1913, Leo Frank, a northern-reared, Jewish manager of an Atlanta factory, was convicted of the murder of a 13-year-old employee, Mary Phagan. Frank, who was almost certainly innocent, was hung by a lynch mob; new evidence points to the likely guilt of the chief prosecution witness, a black janitor. Despite the author's evenhanded approach, this book cannot be recommended. Leonard Dinnerstein's Leo Frank Case (1968; reissued in 1987 by Univ. of Georgia Pr.) remains the best account of the case and the anti-Semitic, anti-industrial milieu that shaped it. (Subject of an NBC miniseries.) Gregor A. Preston, Univ. of California Lib., Davis
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About the Author
Mary Phagan, great-niece of little Mary Phagan, is a teacher of the blind and visually impaired in Canton, Georgia. She has been researching and collecting evidence on the murder of little Mary Phagan for more than ten years. She lives with her husband, Bernard Kean, in Marietta, Georgia.