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The Alger Hiss trial

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers in New York, NY .
Written in English

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  • New York (State),
  • New York
    • Subjects:
    • Hiss, Alger -- Trials, litigation, etc. -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Hiss, Alger -- Trials, litigation, etc.,
    • Trials (Perjury) -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Trials (Perjury)

    • About the Edition

      A reconstruction of the Alger Hiss trial, using testimony from edited transcripts of the trial, during which the reader can assume the role of juror.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]) and index.

      StatementDoreen Rappaport ;illustrated with photographs, prints, and diagrams.
      SeriesBe the judge/be the jury
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF224.H57 R36 1993
      The Physical Object
      Pagination184 p. :
      Number of Pages184
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1740356M
      ISBN 100060251190, 0060251204
      LC Control Number92046155

      A Generation On Trial U S A V Alger Hiss A Generation On Trial U S A V Alger Hiss by Alistair Cooke. Download it A Generation On Trial U S A V Alger Hiss books also available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.. Click Get Books for free books. A Generation On Trial U S A V Alger Hiss. Alger Hiss (Novem – Novem ) was an American government official and Soviet spy who was first accused in , and was convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in Before he was tried and convicted, he was involved in the establishment of the United Nations both as a U.S. State Department official and as a U.N. official.


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A Generation on Trial: U.S.A. Alger Hiss, Knopf, New York: This, the first book on the case, is the celebrated English reporter’s firsthand account of the trials, which he covered for the Manchester Guardian.

It is, Cooke writes, “a record of the trials of Alger Hiss, from the first accusation to his conviction, to which I hope. A former U.S. Intelligence analyst shines a fresh light on accused Soviet spy Alger Hiss, providing “a solid look at the specifics of the case as well The Alger Hiss trial book a useful overview of the ideological debate gripping America” (Kirkus Reviews).Informer U.S.

State Department official Alger Hiss was accused of being a Soviet by: 1. —Alger Hiss "I am going to ask you to sort of throw yourselves back to those years'36, '35, '34, because unless you do that you don't quite grasp what the thinking was in those times." —Thomas F.

Murphy. WE are about to look at the trials of a man who was judged in one decade for what he was said to have done in : The Alger Hiss Trial book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A reconstruction of the Alger Hiss trial, using testimony from edited 3/5(6). This is a consensus challenging history of the Alger Hiss-Whittaker Chambers controversy of toa criminal case in which Hiss was convicted of perjury after two long trials.

Chambers claimed that Hiss had passed classified State Department documents to him in and for transmittal to the Soviet Union.4/5(6). *Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the trial and key parts of the testimony *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "I am amazed; until the day I die I shall wonder how Whittaker Chambers got into my house to use my typewriter.” – Alger Hiss "This death sentence is not surprising.

It had to be/5. The book deals not so much with the two trials of Alger Hiss on a perjury indictment and concentrates more on Chambers's life, up toand his testimony and Hiss's statements before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, and the Manhattan Grand Jury which indicted s: Time and time again the two men would tell flatly contradictory stories about Hiss's allegiances during the period from to to congressional committees.

trial juries, and the reading public. Hiss, according to Chambers, was a dedicated Communist engaged in espionage, even while working at the highest levels of the United States government. To both I owe an accounting.

It is a terrible book. It is terrible in what it tells about men. If anything, it is more terrible in what it tells The Alger Hiss trial book the world in which you live. It is about what the world calls the Hiss-Chambers Case, or even more simply, the Hiss Case.

Much more than Alger Hiss or Whittaker Chambers was on trial in the. Perjury: The Hiss–Chambers Case is a book by Allen Weinstein on the Alger Hiss perjury case.

The book, in which Weinstein argues that Alger Hiss was guilty, has been cited by many historians as the "most important" and the "most thorough and convincing" book on the Hiss–Chambers case. Weinstein drew u pages of FBI documents released through the Freedom of Information. With that spectacularly wrong evaluation, Alistair Cooke ended his account of the Alger Hiss perjury case.

Sixty years later, the case is still being argued about. A GENERATION ON TRIAL was the second book I know of written on the Hiss case, and perhaps the only one not to make a judgment as to whether Hiss was guilty or innocent.4/5(1).

Alger Hiss Alger Hiss by Christina Shelton. Download it Alger Hiss books also available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format for read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Documents the story of a State Department official charged with spying for the Soviets, arguing the case was shaped by missed chances and poor judgments, reflecting Soviet infiltration and American intelligence analytic.

In Re Alger Hiss: Petition for a Writ of Coram Nobis (Hill & Wang, )(Hiss's petition to overturn his conviction). National Archives, Grand Jury Documents in the Alger Hiss Case (released Oct. 10, ). The Trials of Whittaker Chambers / Biography gets to the heart of the man who fingered Alger Hiss. ‎ Informer U.S.

State Department official Alger Hiss was accused of being a Soviet spy. Because the statute of limitations on espionage had run out, he was convicted only of perjury.

Decades later—after the Hiss trial had been long forgotten by /5(3). The Alger Hiss Communist Spy Trial book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

-- A library of high-interest, high-impact trials in Am 2/5. THE UNENDING TRIAL OF ALGER HISS. By Jeffrey A. Frank that a lot of it had come to light in Flora Lewis's book about Field, "Red Pawn," as well as in Allen Weinstein's "Perjury: The Hiss.

The statute of limitations was not an issue, however, on the question of whether Alger Hiss committed perjury. The First Perjury Trial. Forty-four-year-old Alger Hiss, wearing a gray herringbone suit, blue tie, and a brimmed brown hat, entered the Federal Courthouse in Manhattan on for the first day of his trial for perjury.

Lord Jowitt, formerly Lord Chancellor in the British Labor government, has written a book (The Strange Case of Alger Hiss; British edition, Hodder and Stoughton 20/; American edition, Doubleday, $) analyzing the record of the Hiss trial, and questioning the verdict arrived at.

Here James Grossman, a New York lawyer and writer, examines Lord. Books on Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss abound, as countless scholars have labored to uncover the facts behind Chambers’s shocking accusation before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the summer of —that Alger Hiss, a former rising star in the State Department, had been a Communist and engaged in espionage.

Informer U.S. State Department official Alger Hiss was accused of being a Soviet spy. Because the statute of limitations on espionage had run out, he was convicted only of perjury. Decades later—after the Hiss trial had been long forgotten by most—archival evidence surfaced confirming the accusations: a public servant with access to classified documents had indeed passed.

"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.

Since Alger Hiss was convicted at his second trial for perjury inmost of the books on the Hiss-Chambers case have been written by partisans of Hiss who believe he was framed; and most have largely rehashed the very evidence available at the trials, using it to attack Chambers’s defense of himself in his book ant new evidence on the case has now become available—not.

Whittaker Chambers is the first biography of this complex and enigmatic figure. Drawing on dozens of interviews and on materials from forty archives in the United States and abroad--including still-classified KGB dossiers--Tanenhaus traces the remarkable journey that led Chambers from a sleepy Long Island village to center stage in America's greatest political trial and then, in his last years 4/5(2).

Just last week, the Guardian published a review of the most recent Hiss book, “America’s Dreyfus: The Case Nixon Rigged” by Joan Brady. Brady, who had met Hiss in New York City in her 20s with her older husband, writes that after 50 years of having no doubt of Hiss’ guilt, she now believes that Richard Nixon had framed Alger.

A definitive and comprehensive biography of infamous Soviet spy Alger Hiss by a former U.S. Intelligence and analyst who confirms both Hiss’s guilt and how deeply the Soviets had infiltrated the government during and post WWII. Informer U.S.

State Department official Alger Hiss was accused of being a Soviet spy/5. A good book, by the way, if you are interested in the ‘Machiavellian’ politics of Nixon.

Hiss and HUAC collectively launched the career of the then-neophyte politician, Richard Nixon, newly elected to Congress. It was a milestone for him. Hiss was highly respected and. ‎ Informer U.S. State Department official Alger Hiss was accused of being a Soviet spy.

Because the statute of limitations on espionage had run out, he was convicted only of perjury. Decades later—after the Hiss trial had been long forgotten by most—archival evidence surfaced confirming t.

First published inWitness is the true story of Soviet spies in America and the trial that captivated a nation. Part literary effort, part philosophical treatise, this intriguing autobiography recounts the famous Alger Hiss case and reveals much more.4/5(7).

Books Go Search EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Best Sellers. Alger Hiss (ăl´jər), –96, American public official, ore. After serving (–30) as secretary to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Hiss practiced law in Boston and New York then was attached to the Agricultural Adjustment Administration (–35) and to the Dept.

of Justice (–36). This is a consensus challenging history of the Alger Hiss-Whittaker Chambers controversy of toa criminal case in which Hiss was convicted of perjury after two long trials.

Chambers claimed that Hiss had passed classified State Department documents to him in and for transmittal to the Soviet : The Alger Hiss Trial | Doreen Rappaport,John Palencar | download | B–OK.

Download books for free. Find books. The first Hiss trial ended in a hung jury (eight for conviction, four for acquittal). Hiss was convicted at the second trial, and served 44 months in prison at the federal penitentiary in Lewisburg, PA.

Later, the Venona revelations confirmed that Hiss and White had been Soviet agents. Famous Trials. The Alger Hiss Trials. Images: Video Clips Chambers: "Letter to My Children" Nixon: Answer for Tricia: Alger Hiss (circled) listens as Whittaker Chambers testifies before a House Un-American Activities Committee meeting on Aug Transcript Excerpts.

Famous Trials: The Alger Hiss Trials () Book Sources: Alger Hiss A selection of books/e-books available in Trible Library. Click the title for location and availability information.

Off campus access instructions (for e-books) Witness by Whittaker. Historical Investigation of the Alger Hiss Trial 2, words, approx. 8 pages A. Plan of investigation: The primary goal of this investigation is to examine the extent of justice that resulted from the trial of "The United States of America vs.

Alger Hiss" and how the trial. Fair trial: Fourteen who stood accused from Anne Hutchinson to Alger Hiss. Alfred A. Knopf. Jowitt, William Allen (). The Strange Case of Alger Hiss. Hodder and Stoughton. Kempton, Murray () []. Part of Our Time: Some Ruins and Monuments of the Thirties.

NYRB Classics. ISBN Hiss, Alger (). In the Court of Public. The Hiss trial, far from being a matter for the history books, vividly reflects present-day disagreements about patriotism and dissent in wartime. Jacoby believes with 99 percent certainty that Alger Hiss, formerly a “rising star” in the State Department, did indeed spy for the Soviet Union.

Carl Binger (–), AKA Carl A. Binger, was a 20th-century American psychiatrist who wrote books and articles on a wide range of topics including medicine and psychiatry and testified in the trial of Alger Hiss. United States v Alger Hiss, Vols.

I-IX (Sayre, Pa: Murrelle, )(trial transcript). In Re Alger Hiss: Petition for a Writ of Coram Nobis (Hill & Wang, )(Hiss's petition to overturn his conviction). National Archives, Grand Jury Documents in the Alger Hiss Case (released Oct.

10, ). Periodicals.Alger Hiss and the Battle for History audiobook, by Susan Jacoby Books on Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss abound, as countless scholars have labored to uncover the facts behind Chambers's shocking accusation before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the summer of —that Alger Hiss, a former rising star in the State Department, had.The following story of Hiss’s early years is adapted from the forthcoming book The Lives of Alger Hiss by R.

Bruce Craig. It is the first full-scale biography of Hiss written since his death in to draw not only from once-secret KGB files but, more important, from previously untapped Hiss family papers.