Whittaker Chambers in Books

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

Moviefone mixes Whittaker Chambers into Hollywood’s Cold War

Did Whittaker Chambers suffer from a paranoid image of the Cold War?

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Koestler, by Michael Scammell

No book has ever explained the inner agony of devoted party members and admirers as Darkness at Noon did. Reviewing the book for TIME magazine in 1941, Whittaker Chambers wrote…

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Carl Rollyson: Biography

Biography requires insight, argues Dr. Carl Rollyson in his latest book… — the biographer must know the subject so well as to be able to assess the subject’s self-honesty. Rollyson discusses… Martha Gellhorn… the example, a look at Hiss Case protagonists Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss…

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Carolyn Heilbrun: When Men Were the Only Models We Had

Heilbrun she sheds more light on Chambers and his contemporaries than many others…

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Marie Brenner: Great Dames

Brenner relies heavily on anecdotes from others and from her subjects’s memoirs. Diana Trilling is a good example, and Brenner’s treatment of Whittaker Chambers a good case in point…

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Andrew Meier: The Lost Spy

…More sinister still are the detailed revelations in The Lost Spy, an admirable and gripping read…

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Tennent H. Bagley: Spy Wars

The Hiss-Chambers mention is noteworthy…

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M. Stanton Evans: Blacklisted by History

This book, which defends the career of Senator Joseph McCarthy, has some interesting quotes about Whittaker Chambers…

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Amy Knight: How the Cold War Began

Amy Knight approaches the politically charged Hiss-Chambers Case on the side of Alger Hiss. For her, Whittaker Chambers was one of many tools in the hands of the FBI to attack the administration of President Harry S. Truman…

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Jeffrey Hart: The Making of the American Conservative Mind

There are some interesting observations, such as…

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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/