Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: October 2008
Duration: 30 hours 20 minutes
First published in 1952, Witness came on the heals 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.
'One of the few indispensable autobiographies ever written by an American'and one of the best written too'. It deserves to be recognized as a first class achievement.''New Centurion