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First edition. 8vo. 236 pp. Grey cloth, blue-stamped cover, blue-stamped spine title, dust jacket; jacket chipped with some loss, endpapers stained. Very good. Owen Lattimore was a U. S. author, educator and influential scholar of Central Asia, especially Mongolia. He was accused by U. S. Senator Joseph McCarthy of being "a top Russian spy." Some people credit Lattimore with coining the term McCarthyism, but Herbert Block was first to use the term, in a cartoon in the Washington Post. In 1952, Lattimore was indicted for perjury on seven counts. Six of the counts related to various discrepancies between Lattimore's testimony and the IP.R. records; the seventh accused Lattimore of seeking to deliberately deceive the S.I.S.S. Lattimore's defenders, such as his lawyer Abe Fortas, claimed that the discrepancies were caused by McCarran deliberately asking questions about arcane and obscure matters that took place in the 1930s out of the hope that Lattimore would not be able to recall them properly, thereby giving grounds for a perjury indictment. Within three years, the charges against him were dismissed. His book Ordeal by Slander is his own account of this episode." [Wikipedia]. Dust jacket present. First Edition.
Title: Ordeal by Slander.
Publisher: Boston:, Little, Brown & Co., 1950.: 1950
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: B2091