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The rise and fall of Senator Joe McCarthy

Author: James Cross Giblin
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Clarion Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who was the real Joe McCarthy? Was he an American hero who alerted the country to the threat of Communist subversion or a demagogue who played cynically on the nation's fears?
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Joseph McCarthy; Joseph McCarthy; Joseph McCarthy
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Cross Giblin
ISBN: 9780618610587 0618610588
OCLC Number: 317917928
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
Target Audience: Young Adult.
Description: ix, 294 pages : illustrations, map, frontispiece ; 26 cm
Contents: Prologue: More powerful than the president --
Chickens, groceries, and a high school diploma --
Days and nights at Marquette --
Joe's first campaign --
Judge McCarthy --
"Tail Gunner Joe" --
One fight ends, another begins --
Defeating a legend --
Newcomer in Washington --
Charges of torture --
The speech that started it all --
Where's the evidence? --
The top Russian spy --
War breaks out in Korea --
Revenge --
"We like Ike!" --
The missing paragraph --
"I can investigate anybody" --
Cohn and Schine go to Europe --
McCarthy gets married --
The dangerous dentist --
Grilling General Zwicker --
Exposed on television --
A devastating report --
McCarthy on the receiving end --
"Have you no sense of decency, sir?" --
Censured --
"His time to die" --
Epilogue: Another McCarthy? --
After McCarthy's death.
Other Titles: Senator Joe McCarthy
Responsibility: James Cross Giblin.

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When Cold War tension was at its height, Joseph ('called as Joe') McCarthy conducted an anti-Communist crusade endorsed by millions of Americans, despite his unfair and unconstitutional methods. This  Read more...

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Timely and significant...If I were a high school teacher concentrating on the postwar era, I would devote a good part of my course to discussing this book for the cautionary tale it tells."--"New Read more...

 
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