Book :: The Public Burning

The Public Burning
By: Robert Coover
Pages: 544
Published: 1977
Genre(s): Politics
Historical Fiction
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A controversial best-seller in 1977, The Public Burning has since emerged as one of the most influential novels of our time. The first major work of contemporary fiction ever to use living historical figures as characters, the novel reimagines the three fateful days in 1953 that culminated with the execution of alleged atomic spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Vice-President Richard Nixon - the...

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Tough read…what an imagination..

Sep 9th, 2023

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4th on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review