Whittaker Chambers has written one of the really significant American autobiographies...penetrating and terrible insights into America in the early twentieth century. --Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.Whittaker Chambers has written one of the really significant American autobiographies...penetrating and terrible insights into America in the early twentieth century. --Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.Read Less
Near Fine. Large 8vo viii, 808 pp, foreword by Milton Hindus, Foreword in the Form of a Letter to My Children, 15 chapters, index. 4 page numbers at top margin foreword, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia in text. Wraps. ~Click on BOOKSTORES to browse our extensive listings of similar titles in U.S. History~
Good. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). The spine of this book is 1.5" and the overall size is 5x8". It is still a tight little thing and has index. 8808 pages and opens well. The front has an open hand, the right hand. Deals with communism and idealogy and Hiss trial.
808 pages. Softcover. Good condition. HISTORY. This book is the best autobiography I have ever read! Whittaker Chambers was a brilliant writer and an elite underground communist espionage agent who had contacts reaching the White House and many important U.S. government departments. He won the highest award any civilian can ever win; The Medal of Freedom, awarded posthumously, in the early 1980's. He was a great writer who was also Senior Editor of Time magazine. A must read if you want to understand history (Key Words: Whittaker Chambers).
This book is a well written autobiography of an interesting man who followed his political beliefs no matter the cost. The quotations from the Alger Hiss trial are particularly revealing and history as been on the side of Whittaker Chambers.
May 12, 2011
This aspect of American Cold War History is so well told by an eye-witness!
Apr 23, 2008
The true story in a well written page turner. One of my all time favorites!
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