The Press: I Was the Witness

When readers picked up their copies of the Saturday Evening Post this week, they hardly recognized the magazine. For the first time since 1899, the Post (circ. 3,998,158) had no picture on its cover. Instead, it carried an announcement of "One of the Great Books of Our Time: Whittaker Chambers' Own Story of the Hiss Case." The Post thought Chambers' Witness so important that it had paid $75,000 for serial rights to the book, due to be published in May and already a Book-of-the-Month Club choice. The Post, which calls its series "'I Was the Witness" will run ten installments,...

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