Public Burning


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 voraciously ambitious bad boy of the Eisenhower regime - is the dominant narrator in an enormous cast that includes Betty Crocker, ...

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Public Burning
1998, Grove Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780802135278

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The Public Burning
1978, Viking, London

ISBN-13: 9780713911237


Public Burning
1977, Viking, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670582006


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