Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers and the Case That Ignited McCarthyism
By: Lewis Hartshorn (author)Paperback
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This is a history of the Alger Hiss-Whittaker Chambers controversy of 1948 to 1950, a federal 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 1937 and 1938 for transmittal to the Soviet Union. Hiss denied the charges but was found guilty at his second trial (the jury could not reach a decision in the first). Hiss was not charged with espionage because of the statute of limitations.
Lewis Hartshorn is an independent scholar who lives on the Texas Gulf coast.
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