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  • Red Scareby Robert K. Murray

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 72.00

    Few periods n American history have been so dramatic, so fraught with mystery, or so bristling with fear and hysteria as were the days of the great Red Scare that followed World War I. For sheer excitement, it would be difficult to find a more absorbing t more...

  • The Red Scare, Politics, and the Federal Communications Commission, 1941-1960by Susan L. Brinson

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 83.00

    Explores how the politics inherent to the Red Scare profoundly affected FCC decisions and policymaking from 1939-1962. more...

  • McCarthyism and the Red Scareby William T. Walker

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    The post-World War II "Red Scare" resulted from domestic strife brought on by the ideological struggle between capitalism and communism. The hysterical witch hunts of the McCarthy era are over half a century behind us. Or are they? There are parallels between McCarthyism and the rhetoric associated with the current polarization in American politics,... more...

  • The McCarthy Eraby Ann Malaspina

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    As the cold war began in the late 1940s, the fear of a Red threat within the United States intensified. Exploiting the public anxieties, Joseph R. McCarthy, a little-known senator from Wisconsin, launched his anti-communist crusade in 1950. Past membership in the Communist Party, friendship with suspected radicals, or buying a leftist newspaper was... more...

  • The View from Alger's Windowby Tony Hiss

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00

    The View from Alger's Window is Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts: his father. Tony Hiss was seven years old when Whittaker Chambers first accused Alger Hiss of passing secrets to the Russians. For the rest of his childhood, Tony and his family experienced the... more...

  • Mortal Crimesby Nigel West

    Enigma Books 2007; US$ 10.99

    An in-depth investigation shows how the Soviet Union successfully infiltrated America's atomic bomb project. 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...

  • 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...