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The Press The Rosenbergs And The Cold War

Author: John F. Neville
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275949952
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A concisely written documentary history of the Rosenberg case that interprets the news media's unexplored role in reporting the case.

Executing The Rosenbergs

Author: Lori Clune
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190265884
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"The Rosenberg case tested the limits of the federal government's new Cold War propaganda apparatus. Both the Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower administrations struggled to sell the guilt of the two spies and use the case to sell democracy and freedom overseas. However, citizens around the world did not always agree with the United States' execution of the Rosenbergs, which diminished the standing of the country in the eyes of the world, particularly so soon after the death of Stalin and the removal of the face of evil global Communism. In this first book, Lori Clune uses newly discovered State Department documents to demonstrate dissent to the Rosenberg decision from 80 cities in 48 countries in the early 1950s. American diplomats overseas observed and reported protests, petitions, letters of support, and newspaper editorials back to the State Department, along with policy recommendations. This project tells a new narrative of the Rosenbergs by transcending questions of guilt and innocence, adding a transnational component to the story and weaving the case into the Korean War, the death of Stalin, and the Cold War more broadly. While the Rosenbergs have been the subject of endless debate and discussion for half a century, this book offers an original approach to the topic, one that will no doubt add fodder to the politically passionate and provide a significant case study for those interested in the US relationship with the world"--

Framing History

Author: Virginia Carmichael
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816620425
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In this book Virginia Carmichael offers a provocative new interpretation of the Rosenberg story. Carmichael argues that this social drama produced many stories serving multiple interests and functions, many of which confront the politics of both writing and reading. She also demonstrates that this story's resistance to closure-manifest in its repeated tellings in historiography, biography, literature, and the visual and performing arts-suggests its lasting cultural impact on a nation coming to terms with the end of the cold war era.

In Between The Charges For Ethel Rosenberg

Author: Myles Gordon
Publisher: Broadstone Books
ISBN: 9781937968281
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Poetry. Ethel Rosenberg and her husband Julius were executed in 1953 for passing "atomic secrets" to the Soviet Union—the only Americans condemned to death during the Red Scare. In this powerful verse—a sonnet sequence, no less—Myles Gordon evokes her life and death with great insight and poignancy. In the process she is transformed from Cold War caricature to collateral damage, from an old newspaper photograph to a living presence. Written as an imagined monologue from Rosenberg to her brother and accuser David Greenglass—who decades later recanted his testimony—this cycle revisits her childhood in a poor Jewish family in New York, and evokes the horror of her death and the visions she might have had "in between the charges" it took to end her life. As the spectre of Cold War threatens to return, Ethel Rosenberg's life and death remind us of the risks facing all people of conscience in a binary world of "with us or against us," when loyalty to the state eclipses devotion to mankind. If learning the lessons of her history prevents us from repeating our past, then her death need not have been in vain. "Myles Gordon is one of the outstanding poets of his generation." —Kathleen Spivack

Early Cold War Spies

Author: John Earl Haynes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139460242
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Communism was never a popular ideology in America, but the vehemence of American anticommunism varied from passive disdain in the 1920s to fervent hostility in the early years of the Cold War. Nothing so stimulated the white hot anticommunism of the late 1940s and 1950s more than a series of spy trials that revealed that American Communists had co-operated with Soviet espionage against the United States and had assisted in stealing the technical secrets of the atomic bomb as well as penetrating the US State Department, the Treasury Department, and the White House itself. This book, first published in 2006, reviews the major spy cases of the early Cold War (Hiss-Chambers, Rosenberg, Bentley, Gouzenko, Coplon, Amerasia and others) and the often-frustrating clashes between the exacting rules of the American criminal justice system and the requirements of effective counter-espionage.

The 4 H Harvest

Author: Gabriel N. Rosenberg
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812247531
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4-H, the iconic rural youth program run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has enrolled more than 70 million Americans over the last century. This book shows how 4-H, like the countryside it often symbolises, is the product of the modernist ambition to efficiently govern rural economies, landscapes, and populations.

Cold War Statesmen Confront The Bomb

Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198294689
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Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945 is a path-breaking work that uses biographical techniques to test one of the most important and widely debated questions in international politics: Did the advent of the nuclear bomb prevent the Third World War? Many scholars and much conventional wisdom assumes that nuclear deterrence has prevented major power war since the end of the Second World War; this remains a principal tenet of US strategic policy today. Others challenge this assumption, and argue that major war would have been `obsolete' even without the bomb. This book tests these propositions by examining the careers of ten leading Cold War statesmen--Harry S Truman; John Foster Dulles; Dwight D. Eisenhower; John F. Kennedy; Josef Stalin; Nikita Krushchev; Mao Zedong; Winston Churchill; Charles De Gaulle; and Konrad Adenauer--and asking whether they viewed war, and its acceptability, differently after the advent of the bomb. The book'sauthors argue almost unanimously that nuclear weapons did have a significant effect on the thinking of these leading statesmen of the nuclear age, but a dissenting epilogue from John Mueller challenges this thesis.

The Rosenberg File

Author: Ronald Radosh
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300072051
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Reconstructs events leading up to the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on charges of espionage, features an analysis of the trial, and includes evidence that has come to light since their conviction and execution.

The Press On Trial

Author: Lloyd Chiasson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275959368
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Tells the stories of sixteen famous crimes and the trials and press coverage that ensued. The trials covered range from the John Peter Zenger free speech trial in 1735 to the O. J. Simpson trial in 1995.