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Klehr, Harvey

Works: 33 works in 194 publications in 3 languages and 17,166 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Records and correspondence  Biography‡vDictionaries  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HX83, 327.124707309045
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Most widely held works by Harvey Klehr
The secret world of American communism by Harvey Klehr( Book )

37 editions published between 1900 and 1998 in English and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time, the hidden world of American communism can be examined with the help of documents from the recently opened archives of the former Soviet Union. An engrossing narrative places the documents in their historical context and explains key figures, organizations, and events
The heyday of American communism : the depression decade by Harvey Klehr( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and Spanish and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venona : decoding Soviet espionage in America by John Earl Haynes( Book )

24 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals telegrams to prove Soviets spied in the 1930s and 1940s
Spies : the rise and fall of the KGB in America by John Earl Haynes( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This stunning book, based on KGB archives that have never come to light before, provides the most complete account of Soviet espionage in America ever written. In 1993, former KGB officer Alexander Vassiliev was permitted unique access to Stalin-era records of Soviet intelligence operations against the United States. Years later, living in Britain, Vassiliev retrieved his extensive notebooks of transcribed documents from Moscow. With these notebooks John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr have meticulously constructed a new, sometimes shocking, historical account. Along with general insights into espionage tactics and the motives of Americans who spied for Stalin, Spies resolves specific, long-seething controversies. The book confirms, among many other things, that Alger Hiss cooperated with Soviet intelligence over a long period of years, that journalist I.F. Stone worked on behalf of the KGB in the 1930s, and that Robert Oppenheimer was never recruited by Soviet intelligence. Spies also uncovers numerous American spies who were never even under suspicion and satisfyingly identifies the last unaccounted for American nuclear spies. Vassiliev tells the story of the notebooks and his own extraordinary life in a gripping introduction to the volume."--Publisher description
The American communist movement : storming heaven itself by Harvey Klehr( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its foundation in 1919, the American Communist party exerted a remarkable influence on American life for a small, often despised, and sometimes persecuted group. Whether the party was seen as a progressive vanguard, a group of misguided idealists, or a serious threat to the nation's security, the party has attracted more attention from politicians, scholars, and ordinary citizens than its size or political success would seem to warrant. More than just a political party or program, American communism was for many of its adherents an all embracing way of life. It provided them with a clear explanation of the human condition, a presription for building a better world, a circle of friends and associates who shared ideals and experiences, and a number of institutions such as summer camps and labor unions which provided a sense of solidarity and affirmation. In The American Communist Movement: Storming Heaven Itself, Harvey Klehr and John Earl Haynes trace the turbulent history of American communism as both political party and social movement. Drawing on a wealth of research, they follow the party's fortunes from its origin in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, through its heyday during the Depression years, to the gradual decline in the post-World War II era. The authors examine the effect of the party's ideas on groups more in the mainstream of American politics, as well as the influence of communist "popular front" culture on American culture in general. While duly acknowledging the idealism of many American communists, the authors also take a clear-eyed look at the disturbing aspects of the American communist movement: its subservience to Moscow, its penchant for conspiratorial machinations, its bitter internal disputes and purges, its always latent and sometimes virulent totalitarianism. The first book of its kind since 1957, The American Communist Movement provides a comprehensive, critical history of this important twentieth-century political movement
Early Cold War spies : the espionage trials that shaped American politics by John Earl Haynes( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Communism was never a popular ideology in America, but the vehemence of American anticommunism varied from passive disdain in the 1920s to fervent hostility in the early years of the Cold War. Nothing so stimulated the white hot anticommunism of the late 1940s and 1950s more than a series of spy trials that revealed that American Communists had co-operated with Soviet espionage against the United States and had assisted in stealing the technical secrets of the atomic bomb as well as penetrating the U.S. State Department, the Treasury Department, and the White House itself. This book reviews the major spy cases of the early Cold War (Hiss-Chambers, Rosenberg, Bentley, Gouzenko, Coplon, Amerasia and others) and the often-frustrating clashes between the exacting rules of the American criminal justice system and the requirements of effective counter-espionage" -- publisher website (November 2007)
The Amerasia spy case : prelude to McCarthyism by Harvey Klehr( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical dictionary of the American Left( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In denial : historians, communism & espionage by John Earl Haynes( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They detail how revisionists have either ignored the revelations from the Soviet archives and Venona or tried to minimize their importance, and how they continue to insist, against all evidence, that Alger Hiss, Julius Rosenberg, Harry Dexter White, Lauchlin Currie and others who betrayed the United States were more sinned against than sinning."--Jacket
Communist cadre : the social background of the American Communist Party elite by Harvey Klehr( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It had to be revolution : memoirs of an American radical by Charles Shipman( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Seaman, Jesus Ramirez, Manuel Gomez. Student activist, draft resister, political refugee, delegate to the Moscow Comintern congress, underground organizer, railroad executive, investment columnist for The Wall Street Journal. The man who was born Charles Francis Phillips in 1895 and died Charles Shipman in 1989 was all of these. In this robust memoir, Shipman gives us an incomparable view of modern history from the inner circles of the Communist movement. An unruly boy in a middle-class family, Shipman chose revolution from the start. From his undergraduate days at Columbia he pursued a career of activism that led through a complex - and at times dangerous - series of double lives. During the 1920s, Shipman tirelessly supported the Bolshevik call for an international social revolution and the liberation of colonial peoples; and as a founding member of the Mexican Communist Party, he encountered face-to-face many of the most important figures of the left. Shipman offers pithy portraits of an array of writers, artists, comrades, and friends including Dorothy Day, Walter Lippmann, and Bertolt Brecht, as well as Lenin, Zinoviev, and Michael Borodin. After Stalin assumed power in the USSR, Shipman's enthusiasm for the Party ebbed, and he chronicles his gradual withdrawal from American communism. But interwoven with the drama of Shipman's political odyssey is another story: his personal struggle to come to terms with elusive questions of ethnic identity, friendship, parenthood, and love. Including nineteen evocative illustrations, It Had to Be Revolution documents the early years of the American and international left from the perspective of a man who was as successful at the front lines of communism as he was within the boardrooms of capitalism - and who preserved the commitments of his youth throughout his remarkable life
Far left of center : the American radical left today by Harvey Klehr( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The communist experience in America : a political and social history by Harvey Klehr( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arguments about whether distinctive features of American society, culture, political structure, economic system, or population account for the relative weakness of American radicalism have engaged historians, sociologists, and political scientists for decades. Influential concepts such as "frontier theory" have been linked with the absence of class conflict in America. Other analysts have attributed the failure of the American Left to fierce repression, giving red scares and the McCarthy era as illustrations. Some have linked the American Left's failure to American immigration, winner-take-all elections, and the cultural values of individualism. The Communist Party, one of America's largest and longest lasting radical groups, offers many lessons about how radical political groups can take advantage of-or squander-their opportunities. Klehr focuses on the theme of American exceptionalism and problems that America's capitalist society raised for Marxism and other radical groups. The Communist Experience in America deals with dissident communist formulations. Such groups included a number of talented men who went on to a variety of political and literary careers. Klehr also deals with fellow travelers, some of whom wrote fascinating essays on American exceptionalism and the decline of political extremism."--Jacket
Secret cables of the Comintern, 1933-1943 by Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on secret and therefore candid coded telegraphs exchanged between Communist Party leaders around the world and their overseers at the Communist International (Comintern) headquarters in Moscow, this book uncovers key aspects of the history of the Comintern and its significant role in the Stalinist ruling system during the years 1933 to 1943. New information on aspects of the People's Front in France, civil wars in Spain and China, World War II, and the extent of the Comintern's cooperation with Soviet intelligence is brought to light through these archival records, never examined before"--
Communism, espionage, and the cold war : a unit of study for grades 9-12 by Robert Gabrick( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of American exceptionalism by Harvey Klehr( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerika kyōsantō to kominterun : Chika katsudō no kiroku( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In denial historians, Communism, & espionage by John Earl Haynes( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[This book] shows how, beginning in the late 1960s, the study of American communism was take over by "revisionist" historians who attempted to portray the United States as the aggressor in the Cold War and saw the American Communist Party (CPUSA) as an admirable force for democracy. [In the book, the authors] discuss the astounding intellectual contortions that leading academics, including two former presidents of the Organization of American historians, go through in order to distort the historical record on American communism and Soviet espionage. [The book] makes clear that while communism may be dead, conflict over the meaning of the Communist experience in America is still very much with us.-Dust jacket
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The secret world of American communism
Alternative Names
Harvey Klehr American political scientist and historian

Klehr, Harvey E.

Klehr, Harvey E. 1945-

클레어, H. 1945-

클레어, 하비 1945-

クレア, H. 1945-

クレア, ハーヴェイ

クレア, ハーヴェイ 1945-

Venona : decoding Soviet espionage in AmericaSpies : the rise and fall of the KGB in AmericaEarly Cold War spies : the espionage trials that shaped American politicsThe Amerasia spy case : prelude to McCarthyismBiographical dictionary of the American LeftIn denial : historians, communism & espionageIt had to be revolution : memoirs of an American radicalThe communist experience in America : a political and social history