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Author Jacoby, Susan, 1945-
Title Alger Hiss and the battle for history / Susan Jacoby.
Imprint New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2009]
©2009

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  E743.5.H55 J33 2009    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  E743.5.H55 J33 2009    AVAILABLE  
Author Jacoby, Susan, 1945-
Series Icons of America
Icons of America.
Subject Hiss, Alger.
United States. Department of State -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities.
Communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Espionage, Soviet -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War.
Political culture -- United States.
Right and left (Political science)
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Description viii, 256 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary 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 work, the author turns her attention to the Hiss case, including his trial and imprisonment for perjury, as a mirror of shifting American political views and passions
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 work, the author turns her attention to the Hiss case, including his trial and imprisonment for perjury, as a mirror of shifting American political views and passions.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-242) and index.
Contents Passions as prologue -- The eye of the hurricane, 1948-1950 -- Competing narratives and public amnesia, 1950-1965 -- The best of times, the worst of times, 1970-1980 -- The rise of the Right and the Cold War at twilight, 1980-1992 -- The enemy vanishes, 1992-2008 -- Passions as epilogue.
Note Series title from jacket flap.
ISBN 9780300121339 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780300164411 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0300121334 (cloth : alk. paper)
0300164416 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 244660678
Table of Contents
 Introduction1
Ch. 1Passions as Prologue31
Ch. 2The Eye of the Hurricane, 1948-195093
Ch. 3Competing Narratives and Public Amnesia, 1950-1965119
Ch. 4The Best of Times, The Worst of Times, 1970-1980140
Ch. 5The Rise of the Right and the Cold War at Twilight, 1980-1992166
Ch. 6The Enemy Vanishes, 1992-2008183
 Conclusion: Passions as Epilogue202
 Chronology225
 Notes231
 Selected Bibliography239
 Acknowledgments243
 Index245


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