Ethel Rosenberg: Beyond the Myths

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9780531150573: Ethel Rosenberg: Beyond the Myths

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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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,"

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