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The View from Alger's Window: A Son's Memoir

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The View from Alger's Window is Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts: his father. Tony Hiss was seven years old when Whittaker Chambers first accused Alger Hiss of passing secrets to the Russians. For the rest of his childhood, Tony and his family experienced the cruelties and intimidations of the time.

Drawing on hundreds of letters Alger sent from prison, the author counters public perceptions of Hiss and shows the fundamental decency and essential goodness of his father and, along the way, draws a compelling portrait of an innocent man. At the same time he lets us see how adversity drew this father and son together, allowing them to achieve a closeness they might never have been able to otherwise.

Beautifully written, wise, The View from Alger's Window sheds new light on a family, a time, an accusation, and a man whose guilt or innocence continues to inspire debate.

Synopsis:

The View from Alger's Window is Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts: his father. Tony Hiss was seven years old when Whittaker Chambers first accused Alger Hiss of passing secrets to the Russians. For the rest of his childhood, Tony and his family experienced the cruelties and intimidations of the time.

Drawing on hundreds of letters Alger sent from prison, the

Synopsis:

The author draws on hundreds of letters his father sent from prison to present an unseen side of the controversial figue.

About the Author

Tony Hiss lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307766298
Subtitle:
A Son's Memoir
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Hiss, Tony
Author:
Tony Hiss
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Historical - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Political
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Hiss, alger, 1904-1996
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
History
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Prisoners
Subject:
Subversive activities
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
United States Officials and employees.
Subject:
Fathers and sons -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Political
Subject:
US History-1920 to 1960
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000711
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Historical
Biography » Political

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Product details 272 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307766298 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The View from Alger's Window is Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts: his father. Tony Hiss was seven years old when Whittaker Chambers first accused Alger Hiss of passing secrets to the Russians. For the rest of his childhood, Tony and his family experienced the cruelties and intimidations of the time.

Drawing on hundreds of letters Alger sent from prison, the

"Synopsis" by , The author draws on hundreds of letters his father sent from prison to present an unseen side of the controversial figue.
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