Alger Hiss has been dead now for over a decade, yet, the controversy over his life and activities continues to stir the emotions of aging liberals, die-hard conservatives, several generations of history buffs, and serious students of Cold War America.
R. Bruce Craig, past Executive Director of the National History Coalition and now a professor of history at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada has signed a contract with Chicago publisher Ivan R. Dee, to write a new biography of Alger Hiss — the first comprehensive biography of Hiss to be penned in over thirty years.
The book, tentatively titled The Lives of Alger Hiss is slotted for publication in Spring 2012.
“My hope is that in each chapter of this book readers will discover something new about the man” says Craig.
My more humble hope is that readers will discover something “old”: