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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...

  • Red Scare, Politics, and the Federal Communications Commission, 1941-1960, Theby Susan Brinson

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 91.00

    The Red Scare at the FCC started when James Lawrence Fly led the agency in many important decisions that were inspired by the New Deal. These decisions outraged both the broadcasting industry and politically conservative legislators, causing them to accuse the FCC of Communist sympathies. This book analyzes the political transition taken by the FCC... 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...

  • McCarthyism and the Red Scare: A Reference Guideby William Walker

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 61.00

    This book is a must-read for anyone studying and researching the rise and fall of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and McCarthyism in American political life. 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...

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

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    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 and... more...

  • Mortal Crimesby Nigel West

    Enigma Books 2007; US$ 27.00

    An in-depth investigation shows how the Soviet Union successfully infiltrated America's atomic bomb project. 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 Alger Hiss case and reveals much more. Chambers' worldview and his belief... 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$ 119.99

    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...