The View from Alger's Window: A Son's Memoir (Paperback)
A Son's Memoir
Vintage, 9780375701283, 272pp.
Publication Date: July 11, 2000
Drawing on hundreds of letters Alger sent from prison, the author counters public perceptions of Hiss and shows the fundamental decency and essential goodness of his father and, along the way, draws a compelling portrait of an innocent man. At the same time he lets us see how adversity drew this father and son together, allowing them to achieve a closeness they might never have been able to otherwise.
Beautifully written, wise, The View from Alger's Window sheds new light on a family, a time, an accusation, and a man whose guilt or innocence continues to inspire debate.
Praise For The View from Alger's Window: A Son's Memoir…
"A loving, beautifully written tribute by a son to a father who suffered and, in spirit, prevailed." --The Atlanta Journal-Consitution
"In this intimate and appreciative memoir, Tony Hiss . . . has achieved what must surely have been his boyhood dream: to free his father from history's
imprisonment." --The Boston Globe
"Poignant, wonderfully written and deeply troubling. . . . A haunting record." --The New York Times
"[A] tender hagiography . . . heartbreakingly sweet." --Time