- Title: Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case
- Author: Allen Weinstein
- ISBN: 9780679773382
- Page: 496
- Format: Paperback
On August 3, 1948, Time magazine editor Whittaker Chambers made a stunning allegation before the House Un American Activities Committee Alger Hiss, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former high ranking State Department official, had served with him in the Communist underground Hiss s defense was the most gripping story of its day, and the quOn August 3, 1948, Time magazine editor Whittaker Chambers made a stunning allegation before the House Un American Activities Committee Alger Hiss, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former high ranking State Department official, had served with him in the Communist underground Hiss s defense was the most gripping story of its day, and the question of his guilt has remained an American enigma The recent release of previously secret Soviet documents only deepened the mystery, as some of the new evidence seemed to exonerate Hiss.Now historian Allen Weinstein finally closes the Hiss Chambers case Perjury provides fascinating insights into American political life in the 1930s and 1940s, the radical circles of the New Deal, the Red Scare, and for the first time ever draws upon previously inaccessible information from Soviet archives The result is a stunning book that leaves anyone who reads it with one inescapable conclusion Alger Hiss was guilty.
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Hiss: The All-American Deceiver.-A saga of suicide, murder, betrayal, lies, deceit w Hiss,"the consummate spy," front-center. Not even a retard couldthink he was innocent. LeCarre meets Dame Agatha.The Hiss Trial is considered one of the most dramatic in American Hiss-tory.
An incredibly detailed and exceptionally well researched account of the Hiss-Chambers case.Limitations: The author presents a somewhat biased perspective. More importantly, since the most recent edition was published in 1997, it does not include information from documents released after that date. Only a portion of the FBI files were released in 1976; the remainder have been sealed until 2026. Perhaps sometime after that date the full truth will become known.
Please give me a helpful vote on -amazon/review/RQP1T1KPerjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case by Allen WeinsteinWhen this book came out in 1978 it was declared to be the definitive work on the mystery of the Hiss-Chambers case. Weinstein had started out with the belief that Hiss had been wrongfully convicted, and, with his aim of showing that Hiss was innocent, Weinstein was given access to Hiss and Hiss’s supporters and to their internal and confidential documents. A consideration of all the eviden [...]
Hiss Was, Indeed, GuiltyThis amazing account of the Hiss-Chambers trials is surely the last word on what was possibly the trial of the 20th Century. This is a scholarly view by an honest liberal, and breathtaking in not only its scope but in its detail.
The last few chapters saved the book. The first few, when he is discussing all that went on during the case were somewhat dull and hard to follow, once he go into the court cases and the aftermath, it became interesting. It was hard keeping track of the typewriter. It traveled more extensively, allegedly, than almost any other typewriter in the world.
Dull as flat paint. There's about 200 good pages of information hidden in this 700+ page book.
Not a fun read, but if you like thoroughly researched history and the subject of spies caught in the States you might like this.
It started out being interesting but I lost interest after reading the sample. Decided it wasn't worth $9.99
A little slow and repetitive; but the last act is fulfilling. A cool look at history.
Meticulously researched and fair and balanced before Fox News even came into existence
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