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Author Clune, Lori, author

Title Executing the Rosenbergs : death and diplomacy in a Cold War world / Lori Clune
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary In the summer of 1950, FBI agents arrested Julius Rosenberg and charged him with conspiracy to commit espionage. Specifically the Justice Department accused him of passing, through his brother-in-law, the 'secret of the atomic bomb' to the Soviet Union. A few weeks later they charged Julius's wife Ethel with the same crime to pressure them to name spies. Convicted and sentenced to death at the height of Cold War anti-Communist hysteria, the couple was plunged into a whirlwind of appeals, protests, and propaganda until their executions in June 1953. Their deaths did little to silence protest, however; as martyrs their case became legend and cast a spotlight on their two orphaned sons. More than half a century later the trial and executions remain living and breathing controversies
Notes Previously issued in print: 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on April 26, 2016)
Subject Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Espionage) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Trials (Conspiracy) -- New York (State) -- New York.
United States -- History -- 1945-1953.
Genre/Form Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190265915 (ebook)