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The Rosenberg Trial


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The Rosenbergs, leaving their arraignment.
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to the Sons
A Trial Account
                     by Douglas Linder  (c) 2008 
The Rosenberg Trial is the sum of many stories: a story of betrayal, a love story, a spy story, a story of a family torn apart, and a story of government overreaching. As is the case with many famous trials, it is also the story of a particular time: the early 1950's with its cold war tensions and headlines dominated by Senator Joseph McCarthy and his demagogic tactics.

The Manhattan Project was the name given to the top secret effort of Allied scientists to develop an atomic bomb. One of the Manhattan Project scientists working in Los Alamos was a British physicist named Klaus Fuchs.... (cont.)

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