Aug 24, 2009
Despite the new title, this book is merely a reprint of the American edition of Whittaker Chambers: A Biography (New York: Random House, 1988).
Even the new prologue appeared as an article in The New Republic (“Athwart History“). Save the money, and read the article online (or print out a copy to stick into the American edition). Tanenhaus’ analysis in the introduction about the Bush 43 presidency applies as well to the newly republished book: “distressingly little has changed.”