The testimony that the author has gleaned for this book from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee focuses on HUAC’s treatment of artists, intellectuals, and performers. This highly readable and absorbing collection of significant excerpts from the hearings shows with painful clarity how HUAC grew from a panel that investigated possible subversive activities in a “dignified” manner to a huge, unrelenting accusatory finger from which almost no one was safe. This book serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary record. “The basic document with which all future studies of the [House Un-American Activities] Committee will have to begin.” —Dalton Trumbo “...what he has done is give us HUAC as spectacle, and the perspective is shattering.”—Victor Navasky, The New York Times
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Eric Bentley is the author of ''Bentley on Brecht, What Is Theater?'', and other volumes about drama. Born in England in 1916, he was inducted into the American Hall of Fame in 1998. He lives in New York City.From Library Journal:
Bentley is better known for writing about the theater, but here he culls numerous records from the House Un-American Activities Committee, which grilled Hollywood writers and actors, among others. Bentley gleans excerpts from those sessions from 1938 to 1968 and includes testimony by Ayn Rand, Gary Cooper, Ring Lardner Jr., Sterling Hayden, Lillian Hellman, Arthur Miller, Zero Mostel, Tom Hayden, and more. Portraying a dark chapter in our nation's history that needs to be remembered, this 1971 volume could do double duty in history and theater collections.
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