Whittaker Chambers in Books

Reviews books with Whittaker Chambers tagged either as Subject, Actor, Mentioned, or Implied

Ill Fares the Land, by Tony Judt

“The last time a cohort of young people expressed comparable frustration at the emptiness of their lives and the dispiriting purposelessness of their world was in the 1920s.” I knew about the 1920s from Whittaker Chambers…

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Alan Cowell: The Terminal Spy

Assassination is something Whittaker Chambers (among many defecting communists) feared. In today’s Russia, it has arisen to international prominence anew with the apparent assassination of Alexander Litvinenko…

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Tim Weiner: Legacy of Ashes

The mention about Alger Hiss is noteworthy…

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About

Whittaker Chambers (1901-1961) was a TIME senior editor and translator (including Bambi), best known as the former spy who, under HUAC subpoena, accused Alger Hiss and six other former Federal employees of Communist Party allegiance, leading to the Hiss-Chambers Case (1948-1950), and recounted in his memoirs, Witness (1952):  more at http://www.WhittakerChambers.org/