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  • Insidious Foesby Francis MacDonnell

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    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...

  • The Party Period and Public Policyby Richard L. McCormick

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    These boldly argued essays describe and analyze key developments in American politics and government in an era when political parties commanded mass loyalties and wielded unprecedented power over government affairs. McCormick follows the major parties from their emergence in the 1820s and 1830s to their transformation almost a century later, discussing... more...

  • Dark Days in the Newsroomby Edward Alwood

    Temple University Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Press, the Rosenbergs, and the Cold War, Theby John Neville

    ABC-CLIO 1995; US$ 114.00

    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 1990; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    This book presents an engaging narrative about the many different people who became involved in the drama of anti-communist fervor in America, passing chronologically from the 1930s, to the early years of the Cold War, through the peak of the McCarthy era, and beyond that to the decline of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1960s.... 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...

  • Little 'Red Scares'by Professor Robert Justin Goldstein

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    Anti-communism has long been a potent force in American politics, capable of gripping both government and popular attention. Nowhere is this more evident that the two great 'red scares' of 1919-20 and 1946-54; the latter generally - if somewhat inaccurately - termed McCarthyism. The interlude between these two major scares has tended to garner less... more...