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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Bentley Narrator: Theodore Bikel, Orson Scott Card, Harlan Ellison Publisher: Skyboat Media Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2014 ISBN: 9781482999594
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A chilling reenactment of the federal government’s anti-Communist investigations

Eric Bentley has chosen highlights from the thirty-year record of the House Un-American Activities Committee to demonstrate HUAC’s focus on artists, intellectuals, and performers. Volume 1: 1938–1948 includes the testimonies of Hallie Flanagan, Ayn Rand, Adolphe Menjou, Robert Taylor, Ronald Reagan, Gary Cooper, Bertolt Brecht and many others. Thirty Years of Treason serves as a warning for the future and creates living history from the documentary record.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “The basic document with which all future studies of the [House Un-American Activities] Committee will have to begin.”

    Dalton Trumbo, screenwriter and novelist

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrators

Orson Scott Card, the author of the New York Times bestseller Ender’s Game, has won several Hugo and Nebula awards for his works of speculative fiction. His Ender novels are widely read by adults and younger readers and are increasingly used in schools. Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy, American-frontier fantasy, biblical novels, poetry, plays, and scripts.

Harlan Ellison has written or edited more than 120 books and more than 1,700 stories, essays, and articles, as well as dozens of screenplays and teleplays. He has won numerous awards, including the Edgar Award, Hugo Award, an Audie Award for Best Solo Narration, and his fifth Nebula Award, breaking genre records. Ellison was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2006. He lives in California.