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. "man without mysticism is a monster"--went on to help make political conservatism a national force.
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This was the best price and far below anything I could find on the web for this older book. It came promptly and in new condition as promised. This is a book which should be read for the history it contains and for the fine writing. Read full review
Dear Google Books,
This listing is incorrect.
The Library of Congress vets only three editions of Witness by Whittaker Chambers:
1. 1952 first edition by Random House http://lccn.loc.gov/52005149
2. 1984 second edition by Regnery http://lccn.loc.gov/85114029
3. 1997 third edition by Regnery http://lccn.loc.gov/96050336
For further information, please contact http://www.whittakerchambers.org/
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