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Ethel Rosenberg : an American tragedy

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Large print edition.

"New York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba's moving biography of Ethel Rosenberg, the wife and mother whose execution for espionage-related crimes defined the Cold War and horrified the world. In June 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a couple with two young sons, were led separately from their prison cells on Death Row and electrocuted moments apart. Both had been convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union, despite the fact that the US government was aware that the evidence against Ethel was shaky at best and based on the perjury of her own brother. This book is the first to focus on one half of that couple for more than thirty years, and much new evidence has surfaced since then. Ethel was a bright girl who might have fulfilled her personal dream of becoming an opera singer, but instead found herself struggling with the social mores of the 1950's. She longed to be a good wife and perfect mother to her two small boys, while battling the political paranoia of the McCarthy era, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and a mother who never valued her. Because of her profound love for and loyalty to her husband, she refused to incriminate him, despite government pressure on her to do so. Instead, she courageously faced the death penalty for a crime she hadn't committed, orphaning her two young sons. Seventy years after her trial, this is the first time Ethel's story has been told with the full use of the dramatic and tragic prison letters she exchanged with her husband, her lawyer and her psychotherapist over a three-year period, two of them in solitary confinement. Hers is the resonant story of what happens when a government motivated by fear tramples on the rights of its citizens." --

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Bronxville Public Library LARGE PRINT B ROSENBERG (Text)
Large Print
31004151820334
Available
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Katonah Village Library LARGE PRINT B ROSENBERG (Text)
Large Print
31013151911233
Checked out
03/13/2024
North Castle Public Library LP 320.53 S (Text)
Large Print
31001152006186
Available
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Pound Ridge Library District LARGE PRINT BIO ROSENBERG (Text)
Large Print
31026151046164
Available
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Scarsdale Public Library LG PT BIO ROSENBERG (Text)
Large Print
31029154472551
Available
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