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Levine, Isaac Don, 1892-1981



  • Existence: 1892 - 1981


Isaac Don Levine was born on January 19, 1892 in Belarus. He immigrated to the United States in 1911. Levine was a journalist and anticommunist writer, who is known as a specialist on the Soviet Union. He found work with "The Kansas City Star" and later "The New York Tribune," for which he covered the revolution of 1917. He would return to Russia in the early 1920s to cover the Civil War for "The Chicago Daily News." He was in Boston to cover the Sacco and Vanzetti trials in the early 1920s, during which he formed the Citizens National Committee for Sacco and Vanzetti. Throughout the late 1920s and 1930s, he worked as a columnist for the Hearst papers. In the spring of 1939, Levine collaborated with Walter Krivitsky, a defector from the Soviet intelligence agency KGB, for a series of articles in the "Saturday Evening Post." From 1946 to 1950, Levine edited the anticommunist magazine "Plain Talk," and provided testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee in the Alger Hiss case, regarding Communist espionage in the US government. Levine died on February 15, 1981.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"Mitchell, Pioneer of Air Power" typescript

Identifier: MS-315
Date(s): 1943

"Mitchell, Pioneer of Air Power." The collection contains the typescript with handwritten corrections and editor's notations of the book by Isaac Don Levine which was published in 1943.

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