The Rosenberg File


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Ronald Radosh and Joyce Milton; With a new Introduction containing revelations from National Security Agency and Soviet sources

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This highly acclaimed book—hailed as the definitive account of the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg case—now includes a new introduction that discusses the most recent evidence. It provides information from the Khrushchev and Molotov memoirs, the Venona papers, and material contained in a Discovery Channel documentary that was first aired in March 1997.

"Were Julius and Ethel Rosenberg guilty of transmitting American atomic secrets to the Soviet Union in the 1940s, or were they scapegoats of the cold war whose execution was a grave miscarriage of justice? That both are true is the intriguing argument of Ronald Radosh and Joyce Milton in their definitive account of the controversial case."—Alan M. Dershowitz, New York Times Book Review

“No fuller or fairer analysis is likely.”—Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Dispassionately supports its subjects’ guilt and at the same time dramatically documents the ragged and unsavory way that justice was served. Radosh and Milton disclose an embarrassing trail of legal blundering, intimidation, judicial improprieties and political expedience."—R. Z. Sheppard, Time

"Sensitive [and] absorbing. . . . Rather than use the Rosenbergs to settle old ideological scores, [the authors] have risen above the passion surrounding this case and produced a book of remarkable balance and restraint."—Alan Brinkley, Washington Post Book World

"If any book can establish the truth about the whole episode, The Rosenberg File does it. A closely textured and sharply reasoned narrative, it reads like a spy story."—Max Lerner, Houston Chronicle

"Forty-four years after the Rosenbergs' execution, the Radosh-Milton volume still constitutes the best effort to reconstruct the atmospherics of the United States circa 1950 when anti-communism was so pervasive that even the best minds in the land were paralyzed into intellectual impotence."—The Jewish Bulletin

"The most objective and scrupulous observers of the Rosenberg affair and its aftermath."—Arnold Ages, Atlanta Jewish Times

“These 81 documents are likely to provoke even more controversy among Russian scholars and students of the Spanish Civil War.”—Virginia Quarterly Review

Voted one of the Ten Best Books of 1983 by the New York Times Book Review

ISBN: 9780300072051
Publication Date: February 27, 1997
649 pages, 5 1/8 x 8

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Edited by Ronald Radosh, Mary Habeck, and Grigory Sevostian

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