Witness by Whittaker Chambers

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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--e.g. "man without mysticism is a monster" --went on to help make political conservatism a national force.

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The 123rd greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on The 50 Best Books of the Century (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)
  2. - 23rd on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)

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