Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case

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Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case

By Allen Weinstein
Knopf, 1978
704 pp. $15.00
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This stunning book is the most thorough study of Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers yet published. The conclusion that Hiss often lied is difficult to swallow for those who deplore the character and methods of Hiss's accusers. But, alas, the enemy of evil is not always good. Weinstein's evidence has been challenged by some critics. This reviewer finds it persuasive.