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A conspiracy so immense : the world of Joe McCarthy, David M. Oshinsky

Label
A conspiracy so immense : the world of Joe McCarthy
Title
A conspiracy so immense
Title remainder
the world of Joe McCarthy
Statement of responsibility
David M. Oshinsky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this newly updated paperback edition of A Conspiracy So Immense, David Oshinsky presents us with a work heralded as the finest account available of Joe McCarthy's colorful career." "With a storyteller's eye for the dramatic, a scrupulous regard for fact, and insightful interpretation of human complexity, Oshinsky uncovers the layers of myth to show us the true McCarthy. We see the Senator from his humble beginnings as a hardworking Irish farmer's son in Wisconsin, to his career as a charismatic - and ultimately scorned - architect of the anti-Communist fervor. A Conspiracy So Immense reveals the internal and external forces that launched McCarthy on this political road, carried him to national prominence, and finally, triggered his decline and fall. More than the life of an intensely, even pathologically, ambitious man, this book is a fascinating portrait of American in the grip of Cold War fear, anger, suspicion, and betrayal." "Complete with a new preface analyzing the ever-changing public view of McCarthy, A Conspiracy So Immense reminds us that few politicians in our history have had the emotional impact of a Joe McCarthy - to terrify, fascinate, and, ultimately, to divide the nation."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oshinsky, David M.
Dewey number
  • 973.921/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.M143
LC item number
O82 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • Internal security
  • Communism
  • Anti-communist movements
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • États-Unis
  • Parlementaires
  • Sûreté de l'État
  • Communisme
  • Anticommunisme
Label
A conspiracy so immense : the world of Joe McCarthy, David M. Oshinsky
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : The Free Press, 1983. With new pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 565-579) and index
Contents
Beginnings -- G.I. Judge -- Gunning for the Senate -- The Pepsi-Cola Kid -- Rock Bottom -- The Red Bogey in America, 1917-1950 -- Wheeling -- Battle of the Billygoats -- Stand or Fall -- The Lattimore Connection -- Declaration of Conscience -- The Fourth Estate -- "An Infamy So Black." -- "Slimy Creatures" -- Tydings's Revenge -- Ike -- Gearing for Battle -- Voice Within the Voice -- Of Diplomats and Greek Ships -- Friends and Enemies -- A Discouraging Summer -- The Monmouth Hearings -- White House Blues -- Who Promoted Peress? -- The Chicken Luncheon -- "The Fault, Dear Brutus" -- Setting the Ground Rules -- The Hearings Begin -- Executive Privilege -- The Eleven Memoranda -- "So Reckless, So Cruel" -- Censure -- Final Years
Control code
ocm59879840
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 597 p.
Isbn
9780195154245
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005010664
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o59879840
  • (OCoLC)59879840
Label
A conspiracy so immense : the world of Joe McCarthy, David M. Oshinsky
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : The Free Press, 1983. With new pref
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 565-579) and index
Contents
Beginnings -- G.I. Judge -- Gunning for the Senate -- The Pepsi-Cola Kid -- Rock Bottom -- The Red Bogey in America, 1917-1950 -- Wheeling -- Battle of the Billygoats -- Stand or Fall -- The Lattimore Connection -- Declaration of Conscience -- The Fourth Estate -- "An Infamy So Black." -- "Slimy Creatures" -- Tydings's Revenge -- Ike -- Gearing for Battle -- Voice Within the Voice -- Of Diplomats and Greek Ships -- Friends and Enemies -- A Discouraging Summer -- The Monmouth Hearings -- White House Blues -- Who Promoted Peress? -- The Chicken Luncheon -- "The Fault, Dear Brutus" -- Setting the Ground Rules -- The Hearings Begin -- Executive Privilege -- The Eleven Memoranda -- "So Reckless, So Cruel" -- Censure -- Final Years
Control code
ocm59879840
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 597 p.
Isbn
9780195154245
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005010664
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o59879840
  • (OCoLC)59879840

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