Whittaker Chambers in Books

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

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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Alger Hiss and the Battle for History

I looked forward to Alger Hiss and the Battle for History. How would she weigh in on the Hiss case?…

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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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Thomas B. Allen: Declassified

If Mr. Allen’s treatment of the Pumpkin Papers is any indication of the rest of the book, it renders little of its intended service…

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Tim Weiner: Legacy of Ashes

The mention about Alger Hiss is noteworthy…

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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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Sam Tanenhaus: An Un-American Life

This book is merely a reprint…

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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/