This is a book about women's history and biography and to radical history, particularly to our understanding of family and gender relations and female self-understanding of women radicals.
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Ilene J. Philipson holds doctorates in both sociology and clinical psychology. She is an affiliated scholar at the Beatrice M. Bain Research Group at University of California, Berkeley, a clinical psychologist at Pacific Applied Psychology Associates, and in private practice in Berkeley, California. She is the author of "Ethel Rosenberg: Beyond the Myths," and coeditor of "Women, Class, and the Feminist Imagination,"
According to Philipson, who teaches at UC Berkeley, it is impossible to sort truth from the lies and circumstantial evidence in the Rosenberg espionage case. Rather than search for clues to Ethel and Julius Rosenberg's guilt or innocence in passing atomic-bomb secrets to the Russians, the author of this empathic biography probes her subject's mind-set. The Ethel Rosenberg we meet is a rebellious actress-singer turned Communist, later a dowdy, neurotic housewife who wore "cheap, shapeless house dresses," made her sons dependent on her through overpermissiveness and never disagreed with her husband on anything of consequence. Julius Rosenberg, the author charges, combined a misplaced trust in the workings of justice with naivete about how to present himself effectively. David Greenglass, Ethel's brother, who helped send her to the electric chair, was "foolish, trusting, and childlike." Philipson overwrites and makes snap judgments, but her psychobiography is unusually intimate. It will rattle supporters who view the Rosenbergs as leftist martyrs, as well as detractors who condemn them as agents of Stalin.
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