Finalist, National Book Awards 1953 for Nonfiction

cover of Witness by Whittaker Chambers
ISBN 9780895267894
Regnery | Random House
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First published in 1952, Witness was at once a literary effort, a philosophical treatise, and a bestseller. Whittaker Chambers had just participated in America’s trial of the century in which Chambers claimed that Alger Hiss, a full-standing member of the political establishment, was a spy for the Soviet Union. This poetic autobiography recounts the famous case, but also reveals much more. Chambers’ worldview – i.e. man without mysticism is a monster – went on to help make political conservatism a national force. [Regnery]