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The Resource Ethel Rosenberg : an American tragedy, Anne Sebba

Ethel Rosenberg : an American tragedy, Anne Sebba

Label
Ethel Rosenberg : an American tragedy
Title
Ethel Rosenberg
Title remainder
an American tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Anne Sebba
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sebba, Anne
Dewey number
  • 320.53/2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HX84.R578
LC item number
S426 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rosenberg, Ethel
  • Communists
  • Spies
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage
Label
Ethel Rosenberg : an American tragedy, Anne Sebba
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Weidenfield & Nicolson
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Becoming Ethel -- Wartime mothering -- Struggling -- Unravelling -- Prison -- On trial -- Destruction -- Isolation -- Facing death -- Redemption -- Epilogue: the many ways of imagining and seeing Ethel
Control code
on1252920144
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781250198631
Lccn
2020057526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1252920144
Label
Ethel Rosenberg : an American tragedy, Anne Sebba
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain by Weidenfield & Nicolson
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Becoming Ethel -- Wartime mothering -- Struggling -- Unravelling -- Prison -- On trial -- Destruction -- Isolation -- Facing death -- Redemption -- Epilogue: the many ways of imagining and seeing Ethel
Control code
on1252920144
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781250198631
Lccn
2020057526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1252920144

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