Author Tony Hiss discusses his memoir of growing up as the son of Alger Hiss, who was convicted of perjury and accused of spying for the Soviet Union during the Cold War. “The View From Alger’s Window” (Knopf) includes letters the elder Hiss wrote his family from his Pennsylvania prison cell.

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