Alger Hiss: Framed: A New Look at the Case That Made Nixon Famous

Alger Hiss: Framed: A New Look at the Case That Made Nixon Famous

by Joan Brady


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628727111
Publisher: Arcade
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 1,300,763
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Joan Brady Joan Brady is an American-British writer and an international prize winner. Her novel Theory of War exposed the scandal of childhood slavery after the Civil War; it won an NEA Grant, the UK's coveted Whitbread Book of the Year Award (now Costa) and France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Etrangé. Death Comes for Peter Pan concerned a US medical scandal and was shortlisted for the Mind prize. The Unmaking of a Dancer was an autobiography; Ms. Brady first met the subject of her latest non-fiction book in 1960 and was in touch with him until his death in 1996. She currently resides in England.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 Alger Hiss comes to dinner 1

Part 2 HUAC in hot pursuit 29

Part 3 Smoking guns 187

Part 4 The trial of the century 213

Part 5 Aftermath 287

Acknowledgments 345

Bibliography 347

Endnotes 352

Index 391

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"Joan Brady’s highly readable take on Alger Hiss adds valuable, new personal information to his ever-fascinating story. It will be of interest not merely to scholars of the case, but anyone who cares about history and getting it right."—Victor Navasky, Publisher Emeritus of The Nation, author of National Book Award winning Naming Names

"Joan Brady has written an evocative, graceful memoir filled with novel reminiscences of her friendship with Alger Hiss. It is a most unusual book, using memory and a Talmudic examination of legal texts to explore the still contested terrain of the Hiss trials. As such, it is sure to incense those historians and partisans wedded to the national narrative crafted by Whittaker Chambers and Richard Nixon. Insightful and provocative, Brady has reopened the Hiss case to a new generation of readers. "—Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

"Joan Brady’s Alger Hiss: Framed, a personal story about the Alger Hiss case, written by one of our most talented and accomplished writers, is a wonderfully vivid account that conveys the intensity of some of the darkest days in our post-WWII history. It’s also full of revelatory new material about the case that started young Richard Nixon on his road to the White House and convinced Americans that the Reds really were threatening our freedom. It’s time to revisit this extraordinary story, which historians have been debating for the last half-century; Brady’s fresh and compelling book will introduce a new generation to the trial that transformed America."—Jon Wiener, Professor of History, University of California, Irvine

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