Great Importance World-Wide: Presidential Decision-Making and the Executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

  title={Great Importance World-Wide: Presidential Decision-Making and the Executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg},
  author={Lori Clune},
  journal={American Communist History},
  pages={263 - 284}
  • Lori Clune
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • History
  • American Communist History
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, an avid baseball fan, planned to attend the Washington Senators home game on the evening of June 19, 1953. A few hours before the game, however, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles met with his younger brother, CIA Director Allen Dulles, and they recommended that Eisenhower cancel his plans. To attend on that particular night, they argued, ‘‘would not only be dangerous, but would make for terrific propaganda,’’ as the Communists would certainly make Eisenhower… 
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