Thirty Years of Treason: Excerpts from Hearings Before the House Committee on un-American Activities 1938-1968

Thirty Years of Treason: Excerpts from Hearings Before the House Committee on un-American Activities 1938-1968

by Eric Bentley
     
 
The testimony that the author has gleaned for this book from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC's treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly readable and absorbing collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible

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The testimony that the author has gleaned for this book from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC's treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly readable and absorbing collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a "dignified" manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe. This book serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary record.

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Library Journal
Bentley is better known for writing about the theater, but here he culls numerous records from the House Un-American Activities Committee, which grilled Hollywood writers and actors, among others. Bentley gleans excerpts from those sessions from 1938 to 1968 and includes testimony by Ayn Rand, Gary Cooper, Ring Lardner Jr., Sterling Hayden, Lillian Hellman, Arthur Miller, Zero Mostel, Tom Hayden, and more. Portraying a dark chapter in our nation's history that needs to be remembered, this 1971 volume could do double duty in history and theater collections. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670003846
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
04/06/1973
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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