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Deadly farce : Harvey Matusow and the informer system in the McCarthy era

Author: Robert M Lichtman; Ronald D Cohen
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features Harvey Matusow, a young Bronx 'wise guy' who became a Communist Party member, an undercover FBI informer inside the Party, and then a leading witness for the government during the McCarthy  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Harvey Matusow; Harvey Matusow; Harvey Matusow
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Lichtman; Ronald D Cohen
ISBN: 0252028864 9780252028861
OCLC Number: 52377432
Description: viii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The informers' era --
Birth of a party member --
The making of an informer --
Hitting the big time --
Blacklists and election campaigns --
Fruits of triumph --
Mixed messages --
Matusow's odyssey --
Writing and recanting --
At center stage --
Paying the piper --
Four decades of aftermath --
Epilogue : a note on the historians.
Responsibility: Robert M. Lichtman and Ronald D. Cohen.
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"Novelist John Steinbeck, writing in the Saturday Review, commented: 'I suspect that government informers, even if they have told the truth, can't survive Matusow's testimony. He has said that it was Read more...

 
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