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The Resource Demagogue : the life and long shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, Larry Tye

Demagogue : the life and long shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, Larry Tye

Label
Demagogue : the life and long shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy
Title
Demagogue
Title remainder
the life and long shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy
Statement of responsibility
Larry Tye
Title variation
Life and long shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on first-ever access to his personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently-unsealed transcripts of his closed-door Congressional hearings."--
  • From 1950 to 1954 Joe McCarthy destroyed many careers and even entire lives, whipping the nation into a frenzy of paranoia, accusation, loyalty oaths, and terror. When the public finally turned on him, he came crashing down, dying of alcoholism in 1957. Tye shows that McCarthy was a tireless worker and a genuine war hero. But his ambitions knew few limits, and neither did his socializing, his drinking, nor his gambling. When he finally made it to the Senate he angered many with his lack of integrity. After he hit upon anti-communism as his agenda, McCarthy became the most influential and controversial man in America. His chaotic, meteoric rise-- and sudden fall from fame-- are charted through access to his personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed-door Congressional hearings. -- adapted from jacket
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tye, Larry
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.M143
LC item number
T94 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • United States
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Legislators
  • Subversive activities
Target audience
adult
Label
Demagogue : the life and long shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, Larry Tye
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- A Joe McCarthy chronology -- Author's note -- Coming alive -- Senator who? -- An ism is born -- Bully's pulpit -- Behind closed doors -- The body count -- The enablers -- Too big to bully -- The fall -- Epilogue
Control code
on1105148053
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
597 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9781328959720
Lccn
2019024932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99985771507
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1105148053
Label
Demagogue : the life and long shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, Larry Tye
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- A Joe McCarthy chronology -- Author's note -- Coming alive -- Senator who? -- An ism is born -- Bully's pulpit -- Behind closed doors -- The body count -- The enablers -- Too big to bully -- The fall -- Epilogue
Control code
on1105148053
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
597 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9781328959720
Lccn
2019024932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99985771507
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1105148053

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