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  • Title: Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy
  • Author: G. Edward White
  • ISBN: 9780195182552
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback

  • For decades, a great number of Americans saw Alger Hiss as an innocent victim of McCarthyism a distinguished diplomat railroaded by an ambitious Richard Nixon And even as the case against Hiss grew over time, his dignified demeanor helped create an aura of innocence that outshone the facts in many minds Now G Edward White deftly draws together the countless details ofFor decades, a great number of Americans saw Alger Hiss as an innocent victim of McCarthyism a distinguished diplomat railroaded by an ambitious Richard Nixon And even as the case against Hiss grew over time, his dignified demeanor helped create an aura of innocence that outshone the facts in many minds Now G Edward White deftly draws together the countless details of Hiss s life from his upper middle class childhood in Balti and his brilliant success at Harvard to his later career as a self made martyr to McCarthyism to paint a fascinating portrait of a man whose life was devoted to perpetuating a lie White catalogs the evidence that proved Hiss s guilt, from Whittaker Chambers s famous testimony, to copies of State Department documents typed on Hiss s typewriter, to Allen Weinstein s groundbreaking investigation in the 1970s The author then explores the central conundrums of Hiss s life Why did this talented lawyer become a Communist and a Soviet spy Why did he devote so much of his life to an extensive public campaign to deny his espionage And how, without producing any new evidence, did he convince many people that he was innocent White offers a compelling analysis of Hiss s behavior in the face of growing evidence of his guilt, revealing how this behavior fit into an ongoing pattern of denial and duplicity in his life The story of Alger Hiss is in part a reflection of Cold War America a time of ideological passions, partisan battles, and secret lives It is also a story that transcends a particular historical era a story about individuals who choose to engage in espionage for foreign powers and the secret worlds they choose to conceal In White s skilled hands, the life of Alger Hiss comes to illuminate both of those themes.
    G. Edward White
    G Edward White is the David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1983.


    Commentaires:

    Sketchbook
    The famous US espionager, Alger Hiss vs Whittaker Chambers, evokes Graham Greene-John LeCarre in this knockout investigation of a 1950s "case" now embedded in the American landscape. For cloak-dag buffs, author White's study of Hiss-tory leaves you breathless.Careless, Smirk and Snake are characters in English comedy. In US drama we have Hiss, who performed on a stage of his own making. Urbane and cultivated, the Harvard-educated lawyer was a golden boy at the State Department - present at Yalta [...]

    Piker7977
    White's study definitely portrays Hiss in a guilty light. Rather than center around Hiss's perjury trial, this history examines how Hiss's image has changed throughout the years. Different generations and events have inspired people to condemn Alger Hiss or perceive him as a misunderstood figure of liberalism. Woven into White's narrative are sections about HUAC, McCarthy, Nixon's rise and downfall, and the end of the Cold War. All of these events set the stage for different "looking-glass wars" [...]

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