Alger Hiss and the Battle for History

Alger Hiss and the Battle for History

by Susan Jacoby
     
 

This fair-minded, penetrating investigation of the political and intellectual struggle over the Alger Hiss case from the mid-twentieth century into the twenty-first explores the reasons why the Cold War controversy has turned into a permanent battle over the definition and ownership of American values.See more details below

Overview

This fair-minded, penetrating investigation of the political and intellectual struggle over the Alger Hiss case from the mid-twentieth century into the twenty-first explores the reasons why the Cold War controversy has turned into a permanent battle over the definition and ownership of American values.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300164411
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/16/2010
Series:
Icons of America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Passions as Prologue 31

Chapter 2 The Eye of the Hurricane, 1948-1950 93

Chapter 3 Competing Narratives and Public Amnesia, 1950-1965 119

Chapter 4 The Best of Times, The Worst of Times, 1970-1980 140

Chapter 5 The Rise of the Right and the Cold War at Twilight, 1980-1992 166

Chapter 6 The Enemy Vanishes, 1992-2008 183

Conclusion

Passions as Epilogue 202

Chronology 225

Notes 231

Selected Bibliography 239

Acknowledgments 243

Index 245

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