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Red scared! : the commie menace in propaganda and pop culture

Author: Michael Barson; Steven Heller
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2001.
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"Red Scared! reproduces the books, films, magazines, posters, games, and other media that trumpeted the Commie threat. Vivid renditions in pulp novels and films of menacing Commie commissars and evil, anti-Capitalist militarists haunted governmental crackdowns on suspected spy rings and the notorious McCarthy years." "Red Scared! offers valuable lessons from the vault on how to identify Communists, media reports on  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Barson; Steven Heller
ISBN: 0811828875 9780811828871
OCLC Number: 44578952
Description: 160 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface : Cold War style --
Timeline : 1848-1927 : First Red scare --
Timeline : 1928-1944 : Between Red scares --
Timeline : 1944-1947 : Just a guy named Ivan --
Timeline : 1947-1950 : Iron Curtain descends --
Timeline : 1950-1953 : I'm no Communist --
Timeline : 1953-1957 : We will bury you! --
Timeline : 1957-1962 : Pamphlets on parade --
Timeline : 1963-2000 : Kremlin komics.
Responsibility: by Michael Barson and Steven Heller.
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With a colorful text that serves as a useful historical overview, daring tales from government agents, plot synopses and lurid covers of unintentionally funny pulp novels, "Red Scared!" brings the  Read more...

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