Friday, January 08, 2010

Chambers farmhouse burned

Tidbit from John Miller at National Review Online:
I wanted to let you know that John Chambers called me yesterday to tell me some bad news. He said the Medfield farmhouse had a bad fire....In case you may not remember, Medfield is the house at Pipe Creek Farm where John's father, Whittaker Chambers, sat when he wrote his famous autobiography, "Witness". That book, plus Whittaker's other writings resulted in President Ronald Reagan and the National Park Service designating his entire farm a National Historic Landmark, including the famous pumpkin patch.
Witness is possibly the greatest autobiography ever written. A powerful book that provides clear insight into the mid-20th American "red scare." Truly a great book, and an important one.

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