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Alger Hiss" looking-glass wars

G. Edward White

Alger Hiss" looking-glass wars

the covert life of a Soviet spy

by G. Edward White

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York, NY .
Written in English


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StatementG. Edward White.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 297 p. :
Number of Pages297
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22577798M
ISBN 100195153456

  White is a legal scholar at the University of Virginia, but in ''Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars'' he is not just parsing legal evidence. Inspired by . Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy By G. Edward White Oxford University Press, Read preview Overview Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, and the Schism in the American Soul By Patrick Swan ISI Books,

White (Oliver Wendell Holmes: Sage of the Supreme Court) is the son-in-law of John F. Davis, who served as Alger Hiss's counsel during a . Family and marriage --Exposure --Prison --The campaign for vindication --The campaign gains momentum --The intervention of Allen Weinstein --The Russian connection --Alger Hiss's looking-glass wars. Responsibility.

Alger Hiss (Novem – Novem ) was an American government official who was accused of spying for the Soviet Union in , but statutes of limitations had expired for espionage. He was convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in Before the trial he was involved in the establishment of the United Nations both as a U.S. State Department Education: Johns Hopkins University, Harvard . For all its virtues, Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars never quite makes the reader see how Hiss leapt from dissimulation and philanthropy to Soviet espionage; and as a study of character the book falls short of Chambers's own account of the Hiss Case, Witness. Communism offered, Chambers wrote, "what nothing else in the dying world had power to offer at the same .


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White's Alger Hiss's Looking Glass Wars bids to join Weinstein's Perjury and Tanenhaus's Whittaker Chambers as one of the indispensable books on the Hiss-Chambers Case."—John Earl Haynes, co-author of In Denial: Historians, Communism, and Espionage and Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America "A great read, a real : Oxford University Press, USA.

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Alger Hiss’s Looking Glass Wars: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy by G. Edward White Oxford. $ InWhittaker Chambers, an erstwhile Communist-party member and Soviet spy, came forward to accuse Alger Hiss, a former State Department official, of having been a partner in espionage on behalf of Moscow during the ’s and 40’s.

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