Originally written in the mid-1900s, this NYT bestseller tells the true story of Soviet spies in America--and the trial of Alger Hiss. This work combines philosophical ponderings as well as a historical overview, as the author in his intriguing autobiography recounts his role in the Hiss case. Chambers' worldview and his belief that 'man without mysticism is a monster' went on to help make political conservatism a national force. Includes prefaces and forwards from previous editions. 718 pages, indexed, softcover.