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Alger Hiss: Why He Chose Treason
 
 
Author
Christina Shelton.
Publisher Threshold  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9781451655421
Pages/Publication Date 330/2012
Daedalus Item Code 22742
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In 1948 former U.S. State Department official Alger Hiss, a participant at the Yalta Conference and the formation of the United Nations, was accused of being a Soviet spy. Because the statute of limitations on espionage had expired, he was convicted only of perjury, and he maintained his innocence to the end of his life. Yet over the decades, evidence has continued to surface that Hiss had indeed passed classified documents to the Soviets—evidence that former U.S. Intelligence analyst Christina Shelton finds incontrovertible. Here she not only argues that Hiss was a spy, she explores both his ideological motivation and the lasting influence that his Soviet sympathies had on U.S. foreign policy.

"Rigorous and carefully documented analysis.... Shelton makes a sledgehammer of a case."—National Review

 
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