5 – Anne Sebba
Ethel Rosenberg was executed in 1953 for espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union, a crime she almost certainly did not commit. She was 37 and the mother of two children. Her story is a catastrophic failure of justice, and the nature of her conviction makes her story controversial even today. Biographer and journalist, Anne Sebba, uses Ethel’s prison correspondence and interviews with those who knew her, including Ethel’s sons, to unravel the tragic story.
Book – Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy (Orion)