Alger Hiss and the Battle for History (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, 2009 - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 256 pages
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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 imprisonment for perjury, as a mirror of shifting American political views and passions.
  

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Review: Alger Hiss and the Battle for History

User Review  - Scottnshana - Goodreads

When societies are in trouble and people are angry, that's when the ideologies appear. You cannot, therefore, talk about the Great Depression without mentioning the appearance of Communism in America ... Read full review

Review: Alger Hiss and the Battle for History

User Review  - The American Conservative - Goodreads

'In Jacoby's evaluation, it is a ď98%Ē certainty that Hiss is guilty as charged, but her reaction is, essentially, so what? ďAs a liberal,Ē she writes, ďI must ask how Hiss's guilt or innocence ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Passions as Prologue
31
The Eye of the Hurricane 19481950
93
Competing Narratives and Public Amnesia 19501965
119
The Best of Times The Worst of Times 19701980
140
The Rise of the Right and the Cold War at Twilight 19801992
166
The Enemy Vanishes 19922008
183
Passions as Epilogue
202
Chronology
225
Notes
231
Selected Bibliography
239
Acknowledgments
243
Index
245
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