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Alger Hiss and the battle for history

Author: Susan Jacoby
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Series: Icons of America.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Books on Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss abound, as countless scholars have labored to uncover the facts behind Chambers's shocking accusation before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the summer of 1948, that Alger Hiss, a former rising star in the State Department, had been a Communist and engaged in espionage. In this work, the author turns her attention to the Hiss case, including his trial and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alger Hiss; Alger Hiss
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Jacoby
ISBN: 9780300121339 9780300164411 0300121334 0300164416
OCLC Number: 244660678
Notes: Series title from jacket flap.
Description: viii, 256 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Passions as prologue --
The eye of the hurricane, 1948-1950 --
Competing narratives and public amnesia, 1950-1965 --
The best of times, the worst of times, 1970-1980 --
The rise of the Right and the Cold War at twilight, 1980-1992 --
The enemy vanishes, 1992-2008 --
Passions as epilogue.
Series Title: Icons of America.
Responsibility: Susan Jacoby.
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Focuses on the Alger Hiss case, including his trial and imprisonment for perjury, as a mirror of shifting American political views and passions. This work examines conflicting responses, from  Read more...

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