25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

Final Verdict: What Really Happened in the Rosenberg Case

by

Final Verdict: What Really Happened in the Rosenberg Case Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A new narrative of the famed case that finally solves its remaining mysteries, by the author of the bestselling Invitation to an Inquest

Walter and Miriam Schneir’s 1965 bestseller Invitation to an Inquest was among the first critical accounts of the controversial case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, famously executed in 1953 for passing atom bomb secrets to Soviet Russia. In Invitation the Schneirs presented exhaustive and damning evidence that key witnesses in the trial had changed their stories after coaching from prosecutors, and that the FBI had forged evidence. The conclusion was unavoidable: The Rosenbergs were innocent.

But were they?

Thirty years after the publication of Inquest, Walter Schneir was back on the case after bits and pieces of new evidence started coming to light, much of it connecting Julius Rosenberg to Soviet espionage. Over more than a decade, Schneir continued his search for the truth, meeting with former intelligence officials in Moscow and Prague, and cross checking details recorded in thousands of government documents.

The result is an entirely new narrative of the Rosenberg case. The reality, Schneir demonstrates, is that Rosenbergs ended up hopelessly trapped: prosecuted for atomic espionage they didn’t commit—but unable to admit earlier espionage activities during World War II.

As it happened, Julius Rosenberg was only marginally involved in the atomic spy ring he was depicted as leading—while Ethel, critically, was not at all involved. The two lied when the contended they knew nothing about espionage. Ethel knew about it and Julius had practiced it, but the government’s contention that they had stolen the “secret” of the atom bomb was critically and fatally flawed.

About the Author

\Walter Schneir was a freelance writer on law, politics, and science. He is the co-author, with his wife Miriam Schneir, of Invitation to an Inquest, long considered the definitive book on the Rosenberg case. He is also the editor of Telling It Like It Was: The Chicago Riots and editor of the collection Westmoreland v. CBS. His work appeared in many publications, including The Nation, The New York Times Magazine, Ramparts, The Progressive, and the Times op-ed page. He died in April 2009.

Miriam Schneir is editor of Feminism in Our Time: The Essential Writings, World War II to the Present and Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings. In addition to Invitation to an Inquest, she is also the co-author of “Remember the Ladies”: Women in America, 1750–1815.

Table of Contents

A mysterious date: December 27, 1945 — Opening the KGB archives — A pink slip from Moscow — A smoking gun?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781935554790
Publisher:
Melville House
Subject:
History : United States - 20th Century
Preface:
Schneir, Miriam
Author:
Schneir, Miriam
Author:
Schneir, Walter
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/50s
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
US History-1920 to 1960
Subject:
US History-1945 to Present
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
True Crime : Espionage
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
History : Military - Nuclear Warfare
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
November 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

Final Verdict: What Really Happened in the Rosenberg Case
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details pages Melville House - English 9781935554790 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.