Emily & David Alman

New Books, Startling Developments

I’ve been asked hundreds of times since starting the Rosenberg Fund for Children in 1990 about books I would recommend to people who want to learn more about the Rosenberg Case. Recently I’ve lamented that no thorough analysis of the entire case that I respected had been published since Walter and Miriam Schneir’s last revision of Invitation to an Inquest in 1984, and that book became obsolete with the publication of the Venona Transcriptions in 1995.

Exoneration: The Rosenberg-Sobell Case in the 21st Century

This past July I read the pre-publication manuscript of a new book about my parents’ case, Exoneration, the Rosenberg-Sobell Case in the 21st Century by David and Emily Alman, and was moved to give this endorsement:

David & Emily Alman tell their story

I was too young to remember the first time I met David and Emily Alman, but I know that by the time I was five years old they were two of my favorite people. Emily died in 2004 at the age of 86, after a distinguished career that led her first to Chair the Sociology Department at Douglass College of Rutgers University, before “retiring” to practice law for 25 more years. David, a novelist, businessman and social activist is still with us at 91.

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