Ethel Rosenberg: Beyond the Myths

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Rutgers University Press, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 390 pages
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Ilene Philipson's biography of Ethel Rosenberg, only the second woman in U.S. history to be executed for treason, is now available in paperback for the first time.

"Contributes to women's history and biography and to radical history, particularly to our understanding of family, gender relations, and feminine identity of women radicals. . . . Ilene Philipson has produced a fascinating book"--Nancy Chodorow

"Tells the story of Ethel . . . from a woman's point of view. . . . Philipson, whose literary style has the clean exactitude of a tracer bullet, has produced a heart-rending masterpiece. If you read only one book a year, make it this one."

--Florence King, Newsday

"[Ethel Rosenberg's] stoicism on the witness stand, her unflinching response to the guilty verdict and death sentence, and her seeming indifference to the ordeal of her two children shocked the nation. . . . Concerned with rehabilitating not only Ethel Rosenberg's name, but also her image, the author creates a moving portrait of a human and ordinary woman."--John Patrick Diggins, New York Times Book Review

 

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Drawing upon government records, interviews with psychiatrists, and secondary sources, Philipson seeks to separate Ethel Rosenberg from the myths that have grown up around her. Noting that a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter Three
38
Chapter Four
55
II Bacio and the Revolution
65
Chapter
79
Chapter Seven
98
Chapter Eight
113
Chapter Nine
126
Chapter Fourteen
211
Youre Gonna Burn With Your Husband
243
Chapter Sixteen
253
Courage Confidence and Perspective
270
Chapter Eighteen
295
Chapter Nineteen
310
Chapter Twenty
321
Notes
357

Chapter
146
Chapter Eleven
167
WitchHunt
196
167
368
Acknowledgments
384
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