Books: Generation on Trial?

WE ARE YOUR SONS: THE LEGACY OF ETHEL AND JULIUS ROSENBERG by ROBERT and MICHAEL MEEROPOL 419 pages. Houghton Mifflin. $10.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on June 19, 1953, Columnist Bob Considine stepped in front of newsreel cameras set up outside the walls of Sing Sing Prison to give his eyewitness account of the executions of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. The old pro obliged his audience with a few grisly details and a note of piety. "Ethel Rosenberg," he said, "met her maker and will have a lot of explaining to do."

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