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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:

Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of his father Alger Hiss, one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts, draws a compelling portrait of an innocent man and forms a moving tale of how adversity drew this father and son closer together. Photos & drawings.

About the Author

Tony Hiss lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375701283
Author:
Hiss, Anthony
Author:
Hiss, Tony
Author:
Hiss, Tony
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Prisoners
Subject:
Subversive activities
Subject:
Hiss, alger, 1904-1996
Subject:
United States Officials and employees.
Subject:
Fathers and sons -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Political
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 PHOTOS and LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.04x5.25x.61 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of his father Alger Hiss, one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts, draws a compelling portrait of an innocent man and forms a moving tale of how adversity drew this father and son closer together. Photos & drawings.
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