First published in 1952, Witness was at once a literary effort, a philosophical treatise, and a bestseller. Whittaker Chambers had just participated in America's trial of the century in which Chambers claimed that Alger Hiss, a full-standing member of the political establishment, was a spy for the Soviet Union. This poetic autobiography recounts the famous case, but also reveals much more. Chambers' worldview--e.g. "e;man without mysticism is a monster"e;--went on to help make political conservatism a national force.
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Review: WitnessUser Review - Julie - Goodreads
I was expecting this to be a good read, but not a page turner. Chambers writes well and tells his intriguing story with finesse and skill. It is apparent in his writing that he was brought up reading ... Read full review
Review: WitnessUser Review - April Nix - Goodreads
This is another marathon read. There is a lot to "chew" on in this book so it took me a while. Even if you don't want to read the whole thing, I highly recommend reading the Letter to My Children at the beginning. It explains in brief why Chambers did what he did and why he is writing the book. Read full review