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Witness

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Whittaker Chambers' harrowing account of his journey to hell and back--through espionage, treason, and terror--is, ultimately, a story of faith. First published in 1952, Witness came on the heels of America's trial of the century, in which Whittaker Chambers accused Alger Hiss, a full-standing member of the political establishment, of spying for the Soviet Union. In this penetrating philosophical memoir, Chambers recounts the famous case as well as his own experiences as a Communist agent in the United States, his later renunciation of Communism, and his conversion to Christianity. Chambers' worldview--"man without mysticism is a monster"--helped to make political conservatism a national force. Witness packs the emotional wallop and the literary power of a classic Russian novel and has gained Chambers recognition by critics on both sides of the spectrum as a truly gifted writer. Witness is part spiritual autobiography, part spy thriller, and part trial drama, told in a compellingly eloquent, deeply moving voice of Dostoyevskian power.
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148307787
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Grouping Title witness
Grouping Author chambers whittaker
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-24 04:18:14AM
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