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)

Meet the Author

Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks, including works by Margaret Atwood and Alice Hoffman, and is the recipient of several AudioFile Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks.

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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