The Resource Cold War exile : the unclosed case of Maurice Halperin, Don S. Kirschner

Cold War exile : the unclosed case of Maurice Halperin, Don S. Kirschner

Label
Cold War exile : the unclosed case of Maurice Halperin
Title
Cold War exile
Title remainder
the unclosed case of Maurice Halperin
Statement of responsibility
Don S. Kirschner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1953 Maurice Halperin was called before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee to defend himself against allegations of espionage. He was accused of having supplied Soviet sources with classified material from the Office of Strategic Services while he was an employee during World War II. The Cold War was in full force. McCarthyism was at its peak. Caught up in the rapids of history, Maurice Halperin's life spun out of control. Denying the charges but knowing he could never fully clear his name, Halperin fled to Mexico and then, to avoid extradition, to Moscow in 1958. Among the friends he made there were British spy Donald MacLean and Cuban revolutionary leader Che Guevara. Disenchanted with socialism in the Soviet Union, he accepted Guevara's invitation to come to Havana in 1962. There he worked for Castro's government for five years before political tension and his own disillusionment with Cuban socialism forced him to leave for Vancouver, Canada. Was Halperin a spy or a scapegoat? Was he a victim of red-baiting or a one-time Communist espionage agent who eventually lost faith in Communism? Halperin's accuser was Elizabeth Bentley, a confessed Soviet courier who accused more than one hundred Americans of spying. Yet Bentley had no proof and Halperin has always maintained his innocence. One of them must have been lying. As Kirschner unravels the engrossing facts of the case - utilizing FBI files and dozens of interviews, including extensive interviews with Halperin himself - the reader becomes the investigator in a riveting real-life spy mystery. Along the way Kirschner offers new material on the OSS and further disturbing information about J. Edgar Hoover's use of his considerable power
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kirschner, Don S
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
LA2317.H36
LC item number
A3 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Halperin, Maurice
  • Halperin, Maurice
  • Halperin, Maurice
  • Halperin, Maurice
  • Cold War
  • World War
  • College teachers
  • Academic freedom
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cold War
  • Professeurs (Enseignement supérieur)
  • Liberté de l'enseignement
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Guerre froide
  • Academic freedom
  • College teachers
  • Secret service
  • Biographie
  • United States
Label
Cold War exile : the unclosed case of Maurice Halperin, Don S. Kirschner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 332 pages
Isbn
9780826209894
Lccn
94044129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31899942
  • (OCoLC)ocm31899942
Label
Cold War exile : the unclosed case of Maurice Halperin, Don S. Kirschner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 332 pages
Isbn
9780826209894
Lccn
94044129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31899942
  • (OCoLC)ocm31899942

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