The Public Burning by Robert Coover
The Public Burning 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, Joe McCarthy, the Marx Brothers, Walter Winchell, Uncle Sam, his adversary The Phantom, and Time magazine incarnated as the National Poet Laureate.
The 1816th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 4th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)