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  • War, the American State, and Politics since 1898by Robert P. Saldin

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    Examines how international wars have affected domestic politics and policymaking in the United States. more...

  • What's Fair on the Air?by Heather Hendershot

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 27.50

    The rise of right-wing broadcasting during the Cold War has been mostly forgotten today. But in the 1950s and ’60s you could turn on your radio any time of the day and listen to diatribes against communism, civil rights, the United Nations, fluoridation, federal income tax, Social Security, or JFK, as well as hosannas praising Barry Goldwater... more...

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidentsby Steven F. Hayward

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    What Makes A President Great? Academics, journalists, and popular historians agree. Our greatest presidents are the ones who confronted a national crisis and mobilized the entire nation to face it. That?s the conventional wisdom. The chief executives who are celebrated in textbooks and placed in the top echelon of presidents in surveys of experts... more...

  • Witnessby Whittaker Chambers

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    #1 New York Times bestseller for 13 consecutive weeks! First published in 1952, Witness is the true story of Soviet spies in America and the trial that captivated a nation. Part literary effort, part philosophical treatise, this intriguing autobiography recounts the famous case and reveals much more. Chambers' worldview and his belief that... more...

  • Red War on the Familyby Erica J Ryan

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 69.50

    In the 1920s, cultural and political reactions to the Red Scare in America contributed to a marked shift in the way Americans thought about sexuality, womanhood, manhood, and family life. The Russian Revolution prompted anxious Americans sensing a threat to social order to position heterosexuality, monogamy, and the family as a bulwark against radicalism.... more...

  • Insidious Foesby Francis MacDonnell

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 109.99

    Nazi Germany's efforts to weaken the United States by subversion failed miserably. Bungling spies were captured and half-hearted efforts at sabotage came to nothing. Yet anyone who lived through WWII remembers the chilling posters warning Americans that "Enemy Agents Have Big Ears" and "Loose Lips Sink Ships." Even Superman joined the struggle against... more...

  • Dark Days in the Newsroomby Edward Alwood

    Temple University Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    Dark Days in the Newsroom traces how journalists became radicalized during the Depression era, only to become targets of Senator Joseph McCarthy and like-minded anti-Communist crusaders during the 1950s. Edward Alwood, a former news correspondent describes this remarkable story of conflict, principle, and personal sacrifice with noticeable élan.... more...

  • The Press, the Rosenbergs, and the Cold Warby JOHN NEVILLE

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 146.00

    This book is a study of cold war agenda setting in relation to the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg spy case. Its primary interest is with press coverage of the case from 1950 to 1953, although the historical focus of the case extends before and beyond those years. The purpose of the book is not to debate the Rosenbergs' guilt or innocence, but rather to... more...

  • Nightmare in Redby Richard M. Fried

    Oxford University Press, USA 1990; US$ 19.99

    According to newspaper headlines and television pundits, the cold war ended many months ago; the age of Big Two confrontation is over. But forty years ago, Americans were experiencing the beginnings of another era--of the fevered anti-communism that came to be known as McCarthyism. During this period, the Cincinnati Reds felt compelled to rename themselves... more...

  • Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold Warby K.A. Cuordileone

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold War  explores the meaning of anxiety as expressed through the political and cultural language of the early cold war era. Cuordileone shows how the preoccupation with the soft, malleable American character reflected not only anti-Communism but acute anxieties about manhood and sexuality. Reading major... more...