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Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy

Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Sebba, Anne

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I don't think I've ever read a book that has moved me more ANTHONY HOROWITZ Masterful, original and painfully gripping, a historic miscarriage of justice laid bare for our times PHILIPPE SANDS Absolutely gripping in so many ways; beautifully written and superbly researched, a bri...lliant and fresh take on a famous case SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE What a soaring story that challenges on so many levels! Anne Sebba has an uncanny knack of upending historical orthodoxies in compelling style SONIA PURNELL Ethel Rosenberg's story is America's Dreyfus Affair: a catastrophic failure of humanity, and probably also of justice, that continues to haunt the national conscience and is still being played out with different actors in the lead roles today. On 19 June 1953 Rosenberg became the first woman to be executed by the US government in almost a century, and the only woman in the US to be executed for a crime other than murder. She was thirty-seven years old and the mother of two small children. Her case resonates more than ever today at a time of world tension and conspiracy rumours focused on a resurgent Soviet Union. Any battle to seek forgiveness for a convicted communist spy would, today, at a time when the Cold War seems all too resonant, stand little chance of success. But the story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg refuses to die; this is an important moment to recount not simply what FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover called the 'trial of the century', but also a timeless human story of a supportive wife, loving mother and idealist who had her life barbarically cut short for a crime she almost certainly did not commit. Ethel's story lays bare a nation once again deeply divided and unable to live at peace with itself.
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ISBN 9781474619615
Released NZ 29 Jun 2021
Publisher Orion Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781474619615
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Released 29 Jun 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Sebba, Anne
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: From C 1900 -
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
American History
International Relations
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 345.730231
Weight 420g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Trials Espionage - History - 20th century - United States, Trials Conspiracy - History - 20th century - United States, Executions and executioners - History - 20th century - United States
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade