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Alger Hiss

John Chabot Smith

Alger Hiss

the true story

by John Chabot Smith

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Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Hiss, Alger.,
    • United States. Department of State -- Officials and employees -- Biography.,
    • Communism -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn Chabot Smith.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE748.H59 S6 1977
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 495 p., [11] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages495
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4903885M
      ISBN 100140044272
      LC Control Number76049973


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The book fills a definite need as it collects the evidence against Hiss from all the various sources and puts the interconnections in context - as such it is the "best" and most complete listing and analysis to book also shows the extent of the spy rings operating in the executive level echelons of the government/5(31).

Susan Jacoby's book on the Alger Hiss case might easily be subtitled: Give It a Rest Already. The "It" in question is the tendency among some to make sweeping assumptions about anyone's beliefs or motivations based on whether or not they believe Alger Hiss was a spy or was guilty Alger Hiss book perjury or was framed, by: Alger Hiss (ăl´jər), –96, American public official, ore.

After serving (–30) as secretary to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Hiss practiced law in Boston and New York then was attached to the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (–35) and to the Dept.

of Justice (–36). Alger Hiss and the Battle for History book. Read 15 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A tough, evenhanded investigation of changing /5. Reviewing the book for the Chicago Tribune (Septem ), John W. Dean, who served as Counsel to the President during the Nixon administration, said: “I didn’t know that Nixon stalked Alger Hiss based on information secretly given him by the CIA and FBI, making his pursuit of Hiss anything but bold and daring.

And this is the first. A clear-eyed investigation into what is probably the biggest, longest cover-up in American history. As a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee, Richard Nixon led the investigations that first drew attention to Alger Hiss and his purported ties to the Soviet regime/5.

"Joan Brady has written an evocative, graceful memoir filled with novel reminiscences of her friendship with Alger Hiss.

It is a most unusual book, using memory and a Talmudic examination of legal texts to explore the still contested terrain of the Hiss trials. As such, it is sure to incense those historians and partisans wedded to the national Brand: Skyhorse Publishing. Alger Hiss] is a rare thing: a good book about an important subject.

Shelton makes a sledgehammer of a case a sustained artillery assault." Shelton makes a sledgehammer of a case a sustained artillery assault."/5(5). A former U.S. Intelligence analyst shines a fresh light on accused Soviet spy Alger Hiss, providing “a solid look at the specifics of the case as well as a useful overview of the ideological debate gripping America” (Kirkus Reviews).Informer U.S.

State Department official Alger Hiss was accused of being a Soviet ed on: Ap Lewis Hartshorn’s Alger Hiss.

Although 4, pages of Hiss case grand-jury testimony were made public inLewis Hartshorn’s Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers and the Case That Ignited McCarthyism, published in and years in the making, is the first Hiss-case book to make extensive use of these an immersive and exhaustive study of the evidence, from.

J oan Brady first met Alger Hiss on a hot summer evening in Manhattan in She was a year-old ballet dancer, her future husband Dexter Masters and she was used to feeling patronised Author: Susanna Rustin.

The book encompasses familiar biographies of Alger Hiss, a Baltimore-raised brilliant student of Johns Hopkins and Harvard Law School who went on to become a high-level U.S.

State Department officer, and Whittaker Chambers, a Columbia University dropout of exceptional writing ability who became a senior Time editor. By contrast and comparison Author: Christina Shelton. "This book is a jewel of historical understanding. With wit and psychological insight, Susan Jacoby untangles sixty years of knotted quarrels about the Alger Hiss case to calmly explain what all the fuss was about and why so many people still care."—Michael Kazin, Professor of History, Georgetown University and author of The Populist.

Life After Prison. Alger Hiss didn’t serve his full sentence, and he was released in He had been disbarred as an attorney, so took up work as a salesman for a stationery company. Inhe released a book, In the Court of Public Opinion.

The book was about the case against him, and it challenged the prosecution’s case, particularly about some typewritten documents that had. In his book, “Witness,” Chambers, with his usual hyperbole, says “Alger Hiss and his wife 1 had come to regard as friends as close as. ALGER HISS'S. LOOKING-GLASS WARS.

The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy. By G. Edward White. Illustrated. New York: Oxford University Press. $ During the 20 years following the publication of Hiss's memoir, three more books appeared that claimed to exonerate him.

Two of the books, Fred Cook's The Unfinished Story of Alger Hiss () and John Chabot Smith's Alger Hiss: The True Story (), were written by journalists and built on Hiss's claim of a frame-up. Cook concluded that. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants - from Hitler's secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines - and spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable experience."--Container.

A good book, by the way, if you are interested in the ‘Machiavellian’ politics of Nixon. Hiss and HUAC collectively launched the career of the then-neophyte politician, Richard Nixon, newly elected to Congress.

It was a milestone for him. Hiss was highly respected and well-placed, with no evidence to convict him. Britain-based American novelist Brady (The Blue Death,etc.) offers an unusual perspective on Alger Hiss (), the aristocrat reduced to traveling a young ballet dancer in New York inthe author was about to marry a much older man (“fortunately nobody in the company cared about the oddities of my private life”) who was the director of the organization.

In the Court of Public Opinion, Volume 54 Borzoi book In the Court of Public Opinion, Alger Hiss: Author: Alger Hiss: Publisher: A.A.

Knopf, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. Among the names he gave Berle were those of Alger Hiss, a top State Department official, and his brother Donald.

In her book Coulter reveals what happened next. "Berle urgently reported to President Roosevelt what Chambers had said, including the warning about Alger Hiss. The president laughed and told Berle to "go f himself.".

With so much having been written about the espionage case involving Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers, is there a need for yet another book on this riveting and contentious Cold War battle.

"Alger Hiss: Why He Chose Treason" rehashes the historical episode we aficionados call "The Case." InAlger Hiss, an up-by-his-bootstraps veteran of the U.S. State Department, was accused by. Alger Hiss Why He Chose Treason (Book): Shelton, Christina: A definitive and comprehensive biography of infamous Soviet spy Alger Hiss by a former U.S.

Intelligence and analyst who confirms both Hiss's guilt and how deeply the Soviets had infiltrated the government during and post WWII. Informer U.S. State Department official Alger Hiss was accused of being a. Still Smearing Alger Hiss The first book ever published about the Hiss trials, Alistair Cooke’s eyewitness account, had the title Author: Jeff Kisseloff.

"Joan Brady's highly readable take on Alger Hiss adds valuable, new personal information to his ever-fascinating story. It will be of interest not merely to scholars of the case, but anyone who cares about history and getting it right."—;Victor Navasky, Publisher Emeritus of The Nation, author of National Book Award winning Naming Names "Joan Brady has written an.

In response to: The Hiss Case: Another Exchange. from the Septem issue To the Editors. So far I have not intervened in the lengthy debate between Allen Weinstein and his critics in your pages because it stemmed from his attacks on my book, Alger Hiss: The True Story, and it seemed wiser to let the views expressed in that book be defended by others instead of.

Books on Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss abound, as countless scholars havelabored to uncover the facts behind Chambers's shocking accusation before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the summer of that Alger Hiss, a former rising star in the State Department, had been a Communist and engaged in this highly original work.

The strange case of Alger Hiss by William Allen Jowitt Jowitt (Book) Odyssey of a friend; Whittaker Chambers' letters to William F. Buckley, Jr., by Whittaker Chambers (Book).

Alger Hiss: Framed is necessary and timely, telling soberly the tale of a nation in the grip of paranoid fear and the man who took most advantage of this fear. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and ed on: Aug   Mark Levin Show – 24 July (2 / 3).

Mark discusses the absurdity of the comparison between Mariaa Butina and Alger Hiss and the history of the Democrat party’s connections with the Soviet.

Alger Hiss (AP) My dinner with Alger Hiss I’d remembered the name because my civics book in the ninth grade had said that he was. Alger Hiss, (born NovemBaltimore, Maryland, U.S.—died NovemNew York, New York), former U.S.

State Department official who was convicted in January of perjury concerning his dealings with Whittaker Chambers, who accused him of membership in a communist espionage ring. His case, which came at a time of growing apprehension about the.

Alger Hiss: Framed. 36 likes. Alger Hiss: Framed, A New Look at the Case that Made Nixon Famous is the latest from Whitbread-Costa Book of the Year Award-winning author Joan Brady.4/5(1). -ESSAY: Alger Hiss (Victor Navasky, The Nation) -G-FILES: Alger Hiss spy case (APB News) -The Alger Hiss Spy Case (History Net) -Minicourse on the Alger Hiss Case -REVIEW: of RECOLLECTIONS OF A LIFE By Alger Hiss (Dennis H.

Wrong, NY Times Book Review)5/5. Schweikart: Alger Hiss was a Soviet agent who luckily escaped incarceration for treason and espionage and was stupid enough to bring a defamation lawsuit.

Alger Hiss (United States of America, – ) entered government service inserving in the Departments of Agriculture, Justice and State. Inhe was appointed as Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs in. Much of Brady’s book is a retelling of the Hiss story, so that someone new to the case or wanting to know more about the show trials can come to Author: Matthew Stevenson.

Alger Hiss] is a rare thing: a good book about an important subject. Shelton makes a sledgehammer of a case a sustained artillery assault." Shelton makes a sledgehammer of a case a sustained artillery assault."Format: Ebook.

Nowadays, few doubt Alger Hiss (–) was a Soviet spy, but retired U.S. intelligence analyst Shelton writes that his story deserves retelling because he was a.

In another new Yale University Press book, Alger Hiss and the Battle for History, journalist Susan Jacoby agrees that Hiss was most likely Author: Alex Kingsbury.Alger Hiss: Framed is necessary and timely, telling soberly the tale of a nation in the grip of paranoid fear and the man who took most advantage of this fear.

“A bracing reminder of what indeed was so hateful, so villainous about Nixon and his political ascent.” —The Spectator “[An] extraordinary book.