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The age of anxiety : McCarthyism to terrorism

Author: Haynes Johnson
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, Inc., [2005]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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For five long years in the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy and his anti-Communist crusade dominated the American scene, terrified politicians, and destroyed the lives of thousands of citizens. Haynes Johnson re-creates that time of crisis--of President Eisenhower, who hated McCarthy but would not attack him; of the Republican senators who cynically used McCarthy to win their own elections; of Edward R. Murrow, whose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Joseph McCarthy; Joseph McCarthy
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Haynes Johnson
ISBN: 9780151010622 0151010625
OCLC Number: 60421172
Notes: "A James H. Silberman book."
Description: xii, 609 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: A new kind of war --
pt. 1. McCarthyism. --
The list --
Tail Gunner Joe --
Progressivism to McCarthyism --
The remarkable upstart --
The way to Wheeling --
pt. 2. The past as prologue. --
In the beginning --
Cold warriors --
pt. 3. Dealing with a demagogue. --
The press --
The politicians --
The network --
The opposition --
The demagogue --
pt. 4. Prelude to power. --
Twenty years of treason --
Taking more scalps --
Junketeering gumshoes --
pt. 5. Witch hunts. --
Inquisitions --
The case of Private Schine --
Point of order! --
"Have you no shame, senator?" --
pt. 6. Judgment. --
Belling the cat --
Oblivion --
pt. 7. Legacy. --
The politics of fear --
Parallels --
A house divided --
Epilogue: The age of anxiety.
Responsibility: Haynes Johnson.
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Abstract:

For five long years in the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy and his anti-Communist crusade dominated the American scene, terrified politicians, and destroyed the lives of thousands of citizens. Haynes Johnson re-creates that time of crisis--of President Eisenhower, who hated McCarthy but would not attack him; of the Republican senators who cynically used McCarthy to win their own elections; of Edward R. Murrow, whose courageous TV broadcast began McCarthy's downfall; and of mild-mannered lawyer Joseph Welch, who finally shamed McCarthy into silence. Johnson tells this monumental story through the lens of its relevance to our own time, when fear again affects American behavior and attitudes, for he believes now, as then, that our civil liberties, our Constitution, and our nation are at stake as we confront the ever more difficult task of balancing the need for national security with that of personal liberty.--From publisher description.

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