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An Execution in the Family: One Son's Journey
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher St Martins Pr
Publication date June 1, 2003
Pages 288
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312306366
ISBN-10 0312306369
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.22 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $25.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
The son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed when he was six years old, describes the gift and burden that was his parents' legacy, his childhood need to pursue his political values despite his fear of retaliation, his effort to raise a healthy family, and his rise as a prominent political activist. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
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Robert Meeropol was six years old in 1953 when his parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, were executed after being convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union at the height of the McCarthy era. Just before they were put to death, the Rosenbergs wrote a letter to their two sons saying they were “secure in the knowledge that others would carry on after them.”

The Rosenbergs left their young sons a legacy that was both a burden and a gift, as well as an aching emotional void. Robert Meeropol grew up torn between the need to pursue his political values and his intense fear that personal exposure might subject him and his family to violence or even death.

An Execution in the Family details Robert Meeropol’s political odyssey from being the Rosenbergs’son to becoming a prominent political activist in his own right, and it chronicles a very personal journey of self-discovery. This is the story of how he tried to balance a strong desire to live a normal life and raise a family with a growing need to create something useful out of his childhood nightmare. It is also a poignant account of how, at age forty-three, he finally found a way to honor his parents and be true to himself.


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1 edition from St Martins Pr (June 1, 2003)
9780312306366 | details & prices | 288 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.22 lbs | List price $25.95
About: The son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed when he was six years old, describes the gift and burden that was his parents' legacy, including his effort to raise a healthy family and his work as a political activist.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Griffin (June 1, 2004)
9780312306373 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.27 lbs | List price $21.99
About: The son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were executed when he was six years old, describes the gift and burden that was his parents' legacy, his childhood need to pursue his political values despite his fear of retaliation, his efforts to raise a healthy family, and his rise as a prominent political activist.
Miscellaneous
1 edition from St Martins Pr (April 1, 2010)
9781429977944 | details & prices | List price $9.99

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