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A generation on trial: U.S.A. v. Alger Hiss
A generation on trial: U.S.A. v. Alger Hiss
by Alistair Cooke
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Three big surprises: 1. Cooke is observant and ..., 21 Dec. 2015
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Three big surprises:
1. Cooke is observant and well-informed.
2. A Generation on Trial is well-written.
On the second point, Cooke portrays the trial with cinematic immediacy. I mean, you are right there with all the other sweating souls.
To think they did not have air-conditioning in those days.
I have also read Sam Tanenhaus's biography of Whittaker Chambers. It is clear Tanenhaus borrowed much from Cooke's portrayal.
3. To think this book has received so little attention. Wikipedia's article on Cooke does not even mention that he wrote it.
My copy was printed in 1968, so the pages are a bit browned and dry.


Under the Greenwood Tree - The Carols and Dances of Hardy's Wessex
Under the Greenwood Tree - The Carols and Dances of Hardy's Wessex
Price: £13.08

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful!, 10 Dec. 2010
Order placed 3rd DEC with Amazon.uk; order received 10th DEC. In a trans-Atlantic shipment, that's very fast timing. These English folk songs from "Hardy's Wessex" are a far cry more optimistic than Thomas Hardy ever was! Such lovely singing, with a tenderness and joyousness that go very well with a seasonal tot and neighbors popping in.


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