Download PDF by Lewis Hartshorn: Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers and the Case That Ignited

By Lewis Hartshorn

this can be a consensus not easy historical past of the Alger Hiss–Whittaker Chambers controversy of 1948 to 1950, a legal case within which Hiss used to be convicted of perjury after lengthy trials. Chambers claimed that Hiss had handed categorized nation division files to him in 1937 and 1938 for transmittal to the Soviet Union. Hiss denied the fees yet used to be chanced on accountable at his moment trial (the jury couldn't achieve a choice within the first). Hiss used to be no longer charged with espionage a result of statute of limitations.
the main target of this narrative concentrates at the early months of the affair, from August 1948 while Chambers seemed earlier than the home Committee on Un-American actions and denounced Hiss and several other others as underground Communists, to the subsequent December while Hiss was once indicted for perjury. the reality emerges because the tale unfolds, dependent partially on grand jury documents unsealed by way of court docket order in 1999, resulting in the belief that the tales Whittaker Chambers advised the experts and later released approximately himself and Alger Hiss within the Communist underground are thoroughly fraudulent.

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