Thirty Years of Treason, Vol. 3 by Eric Bentley audiobook

Thirty Years of Treason, Vol. 3: Excerpts from Hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1953–1968

Selected and edited by Eric Bentley
Directed by Gabrielle de Cuir
Performed by a full cast

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A chilling reenactment of the federal government’s anti-Communist investigations 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. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary record.

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A chilling reenactment of the federal government’s anti-Communist investigations

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. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary record.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The basic document with which all future studies of the [House Un-American Activities] Committee will have to begin.” Dalton Trumbo, Academy Award–winning screenwriter and novelist
“We have Bentley to thank for this bittersweet vaudeville show, this congressional cabaret of the absurd, this peptic epic…What he has done is give us HUAC as spectacle, and the perspective is shattering.” New York Times
“[Portrays] a dark chapter in our nation’s history that needs to be remembered.” Library Journal

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 15.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English