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The story of Chambers' life is also told by Chambers himself in his powerful autobiography "Witness".
I read a great deal, and this is one of the very best books I have ever read -- and I was only tepidly interested in the subject before I read it.
I finished the book comfortably assured that I hadn't been manipulated or slanted away from any important truth.
Anyone interested in the "to the death" threat by the Soviet Communists to the very life of the United States must read this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J'aime lire
Author Tanenhaus received a three-year grant from the NEH--headed at the time by Lynne Cheney--for this biographical study of Chambers. Read morePublished 4 months ago by bill manson
Outstanding bio. Shipped as described. Came pre-highlighted. Fortunately, the last reader only marked and dog-eared the really important parts so I didn't have to.Published 9 months ago by Rico X Ludovici
The author provides a detailed background showing how Chambers determined to become a Communist, and why he changed his mind. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Rapid Robert
This book becomes hard to put down as the courtroom spy/perjury dramas evolve and unfold.
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the period preceding and through the... Read more
Unfortunately we thought we were buying the book actually written by Chambers, we had just finished the one I accidently bought. Not sellers fault, ours.Published on September 2, 2011 by adra
Almost five stars; call it 4.75 stars. A deeply pleasurable read, thanks to Sam Tanenhaus' lean, propulsive prose. Read morePublished on August 11, 2011 by C. Lindsey
Before reading this book, my knowledge of Whittaker Chambers was limited to the rather unflattering picture I'd gotten of him from my glancing historical knowledge of the... Read morePublished on February 3, 2011 by R. Schultz
This is a fine biography, carefully researched and exceptionally well written, certainly worthy of its 1998 Pulitzer nomination. Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by Anson Cassel Mills