Perjury

Author: Allen Weinstein
Publisher: Hoover Inst Press
ISBN: 9780817912253
Format: PDF, Docs
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This third edition of Perjury brings the controversial Alger Hiss case up to date with evidence that has only come to light in the past two decades. The author has sought and gained access to many previously undiscovered, unavailable, or ignored sources of documentary and oral evidence, both in this country and abroad, and verified numerous details about the case from the papers or recollections of those who lived through it.

Perjury

Author: Allen Weinstein
Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 0817912266
Format: PDF, ePub
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When the Hiss-Chambers case first burst on the scene in 1948, its main characters and events seemed more appropriate to spy fiction than to American reality. The major historical authority on the case, Perjury was first published in 1978. Now, in its latest edition, Perjury links together the old and new evidence, much of it previously undiscovered or unavailable, bringing the Hiss-Chambers’s amazing story up to the present.

Alger Hiss

Author: Christina Shelton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451655436
Format: PDF
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Documents the story of a State Department official charged with spying for the Soviets, arguing the case was shaped by missed chances and poor judgments, reflecting Soviet infiltration and American intelligence analytic failures. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The Haunted Wood

Author: Allen Weinstein
Publisher: Modern Library (Paperback)
ISBN: 9780375755361
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a history of Soviet espionage in the United States during the 1930s, World War II, and its aftermath, and profiles noted spies and their work.

Witness

Author: Whittaker Chambers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621573761
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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#1 New York Times bestseller for 13 consecutive weeks! First published in 1952, Witness is the true story of Soviet spies in America and the trial that captivated a nation. Part literary effort, part philosophical treatise, this intriguing autobiography recounts the famous Alger Hiss case and reveals much more. Chambers' worldview and his belief that "man without mysticism is a monster" went on to help make political conservatism a national force. Regnery History's Cold War Classics edition is the most comprehensive version of Witness ever published, featuring forewords collected from all previous editions, including discussions from luminaries William F. Buckley Jr., Robert D. Novak, Milton Hindus, and Alfred S. Regnery.

Alger Hiss Whittaker Chambers and the Case That Ignited McCarthyism

Author: Lewis Hartshorn
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476602816
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"History of Alger Hiss-Whittaker Chambers controversy of 1948-50 in which Chambers claimed Hiss passed him documents in 1937 and 1938 for Soviet Union. Jury records unsealed in 1999 lead to the conclusion that stories Whittaker Chambers told the authorities about himself and Alger Hiss as confederates in the Communist underground of the 1930s are fraudulent"--

Whittaker Chambers

Author: Sam Tanenhaus
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307789268
Format: PDF
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Whittaker Chambers is the first biography of this complex and enigmatic figure. Drawing on dozens of interviews and on materials from forty archives in the United States and abroad--including still-classified KGB dossiers--Tanenhaus traces the remarkable journey that led Chambers from a sleepy Long Island village to center stage in America's greatest political trial and then, in his last years, to a unique role as the godfather of post-war conservatism. This biography is rich in startling new information about Chambers's days as New York's "hottest literary Bolshevik"; his years as a Communist agent and then defector, hunted by the KGB; his conversion to Quakerism; his secret sexual turmoil; his turbulent decade at Time magazine, where he rose from the obscurity of the book-review page to transform the magazine into an oracle of apocalyptic anti-Communism. But all this was a prelude to the memorable events that began in August 1948, when Chambers testified against Alger Hiss in the spy case that changed America. Whittaker Chambers goes far beyond all previous accounts of the Hiss case, re-creating its improbably twists and turns, and disentangling the motives that propelled a vivid cast of characters in unpredictable directions. A rare conjunction of exacting scholarship and narrative art, Whittaker Chambers is a vivid tapestry of 20th century history. From the Trade Paperback edition.

America s Dreyfus

Author: Joan Brady
Publisher: Skyscraper Publications
ISBN: 0993153348
Format: PDF
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Every American schoolchild knows of the crimes of Alger Hiss, a man whose very name rings with villainy. Communist, spy, perjurer – all of these accusations were bandied around in public and led to Hiss’s downfall. Outside the US, Alger Hiss is less well-known, but the man who caused Hiss’s downfall, Richard Nixon, became notorious because of his own crimes in government. Now, prize-winning thriller-writer Joan Brady has written a powerful book which demolishes the evidence against Hiss and shows how Nixon manipulated the press and public by forging evidence and riding roughshod over Hiss’s rights. Research for her book followed a long friendship with Hiss after his release from prison, and her curiosity turned to outrage when she discovered how he had been treated. But why would Nixon rig such a case? Brady explains that he needed to establish anti-communist credentials at a time of Red-hunting hysteria in the US at the time he was standing as a right-wing candidate, and Hiss was his scapegoat, just as Alfred Dreyfus in France in 1894 was convicted of espionage on a wave of anti-semitism. Dreyfus was eventually cleared of his crimes; Alger Hiss never has been. Brady draws strong parallels with today, with the war on terrorism sometimes being used to silence or threaten critics of government policies in the US and the UK. Written in a vivid and personal style, America’s Dreyfus reads like a one of Brady’s thrillers, although every word is true.

The Alger Hiss Espionage Case

Author: T. Michael Ruddy
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780155085602
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Part of the American Stories Series, THE ALGER HISS ESPIONAGE CASE follows this famous espionage case from the time Whittaker Chambers, appearing before a congressional committee, accused Alger Hiss of being a member of the Communist Party to Hiss's conviction for perjury in 1950. The whole affair was arguably the most dramatic verification that Soviet espionage indeed had penetrated the U.S. government and thus gave impetus to that early Cold War phenomenon of McCarthyism. Each book in the American Stories Series is devoted to a salient event in American history. Each brings together evidence about some of those whose lives mattered in the making of our common story. And, each text enables students to use primary historical evidence to determine what actually happened, why, and how those events have shaped the course of America's story. Visit www.newtexts.com for other books in the series.

Alger Hiss and the Battle for History

Author: Susan Jacoby
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780300121339
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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 highly original work, Susan Jacoby turns her attention to the Hiss case, including his trial and imprisonment for perjury, as a mirror of shifting American political views and passions. Unfettered by political ax-grinding, the author examines conflicting responses, from scholars and the media on both the left and the right, and the ways in which they have changed from 1948 to our present post–Cold War era. With a brisk, engaging style, Jacoby positions the case in the politics of the post–World War II era and then explores the ways in which generations of liberals and conservatives have put Chambers and Hiss to their own ideological uses. An iconic event of the McCarthy era, the case of Alger Hiss fascinates political intellectuals not only because of its historical significance but because of its timeless relevance to equally fierce debates today about the difficult balance between national security and respect for civil liberties.