Alger Hiss: Framed A New Look at the Case That Made Nixon Famous Joan Brady
A clear-eyed investigation into what is probably the biggest, longest cover-up in American history.

As a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee, Richard Nixon led the investigations that first drew attention to Alger Hiss and his purported ties to the Soviet regime. These investigations eventually led to the discovery of "proof" that Hiss was a mole in the State Department and precipitated a trial that would eventually ruin him and propel Nixon to the Presidency.

But what if the "proof" that eventually led to Hiss’s conviction was forged?

In this riveting investigation, Joan Brady—winner of The Whitbread Book of the Year—reveals how Nixon manipulated a media and public in the thrall of post-war anti-communist hysteria to make a fabricated case against Hiss, and draws a strong parallel with the French, who a half-century before turned Alfred Dreyfus into a scapegoat for anti-Semitism.

Alger Hiss: Framed is necessary and timely, telling soberly the tale of a nation in the grip of paranoid fear and the man who took most advantage of this fear.

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TitleAlger Hiss: Framed
SubtitleA New Look at the Case That Made Nixon Famous
AuthorJoan Brady
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published8 August 2017
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.

About the author

Joan Brady is an American-British writer and author of several works of fiction and non-fiction. Her fictional works include an autobiographical novel, The Unmaking of a Dancer; Death Comes for Peter Pan, which was shortlisted for the Mind prize; and Theory of War, which received France's Prix du Meilleur Livre Etrangé and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Alger Hiss is Ms. Brady’s second work of nonfiction. She currently resides in England.

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