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Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy
     

Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy

by G. Edward White
 

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ISBN-10: 0195182553

ISBN-13: 9780195182552

Pub. Date: 08/01/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Alger Hiss waged a life-ling battle to persuade people of his innocence of charges of spying for the Soviet Union, a battle White (U. of Virginia Law School) finds puzzling due to what White believes is his obvious guilt. He traces Hiss's entire adult life, portraying it as always consisting of "a series of looking glass wars" or a series of crises in which secrets

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Alger Hiss waged a life-ling battle to persuade people of his innocence of charges of spying for the Soviet Union, a battle White (U. of Virginia Law School) finds puzzling due to what White believes is his obvious guilt. He traces Hiss's entire adult life, portraying it as always consisting of "a series of looking glass wars" or a series of crises in which secrets were threatened with exposure, to which Hiss would respond in a distinctive way, always portraying himself as victim and scapegoat in both personal and career matters. White also revisits Allen Weinstein's 1976 book Perjury, defending it against charges of sloppy scholarship in its treatment of the Alger Hiss-Whitaker Chambers case. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195182552
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
914,361
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsviii
Prefaceix
Introductionxiii
1Family and Marriage3
2Exposure35
3Prison81
4The Campaign for Vindication117
5The Campaign Gains Momentum143
6The Intervention of Allen Weinstein173
7The Russian Connection201
8Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars237
Afterword251
Notes255
Index289

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