By Walter Schneir,Miriam Schneir
Walter and Miriam Schneir’s 1965 bestseller Invitation to an Inquest used to be one of the first severe bills of the arguable case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, famously achieved in 1953 for passing atom bomb secrets and techniques to Soviet Russia. In Invitation the Schneirs provided exhaustive and damning facts that key witnesses within the trial had replaced their tales after training from prosecutors, and that the FBI had cast evidence. the realization was once unavoidable: The Rosenbergs have been innocent.
yet have been they?
Thirty years after the book of Inquest, Walter Schneir was once again at the case after bits and items of recent proof begun coming to gentle, a lot of it connecting Julius Rosenberg to Soviet espionage. Over greater than a decade, Schneir persevered his look for the reality, assembly with former intelligence officers in Moscow and Prague, and move checking info recorded in hundreds of thousands of presidency files.
the result's a completely new narrative of the Rosenberg case. the truth, Schneir demonstrates, is that Rosenbergs ended up hopelessly trapped: prosecuted for atomic espionage they didn’t commit—but not able to confess prior espionage actions in the course of international warfare II.
because it occurred, Julius Rosenberg used to be basically marginally concerned about the atomic secret agent ring he was once depicted as leading—while Ethel, seriously, was once in no way concerned. the 2 lied whilst the contended they knew not anything approximately espionage. Ethel knew approximately it and Julius had practiced it, however the government’s rivalry they'd stolen the “secret” of the atom bomb was once seriously and fatally flawed.
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Final Verdict: What Really Happened in the Rosenberg Case by Walter Schneir,Miriam Schneir