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By Joan Brady

ISBN-10: 162872711X

ISBN-13: 9781628727111

A clear-eyed research into what's most likely the largest, longest cover-up in American history.

As a member of the home Un-American actions Committee, Richard Nixon led the investigations that first drew cognizance to Alger Hiss and his purported ties to the Soviet regime. those investigations ultimately resulted in the invention of "proof" that Hiss was once a mole within the country division and brought on an ordeal that will ultimately break him and propel Nixon to the Presidency.

But what if the "proof" that at last ended in Hiss’s conviction was once forged?

In this riveting research, Joan Brady—winner of The Whitbread e-book of the Year—reveals how Nixon manipulated a media and public within the thrall of post-war anti-communist hysteria to make a fabricated case opposed to Hiss, and attracts a robust parallel with the French, who a half-century earlier than became Alfred Dreyfus right into a scapegoat for anti-Semitism.

Alger Hiss: Framed is important and well timed, telling soberly the story of a state within the grip of paranoid worry and the fellow who took so much benefit of this fear.

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