Witness (Compact Disc)

By Whittaker Chambers, John MacDonald (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781470887575

Publication Date: June 1, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/20/2008)
Paperback (12/8/2014)
Compact Disc (10/1/2007)
MP3 CD (1/1/2005)
Hardcover (9/14/1952)
Audio Cassette (12/1/1993)
Audio Cassette (12/1/1993)

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Description

Whittaker Chambers' harrowing account of his journey to hell and back--through espionage, treason, and terror--is, ultimately, a story of faith. First published in 1952, Witness came on the heels 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. Witness is part spiritual autobiography, part spy thriller, and part trial drama, told in a compellingly eloquent, deeply moving voice of Dostoyevskian power.