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- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 13.99
In the late 1950s, Washington was driven by its fear of communist subversion: it saw the hand of Kremlin behind developments at home and across the globe. The FBI was obsessed with the threat posed by American communist party--yet party membership had sunk so low, writes H.W. Brands, that it could have fit "inside a high-school gymnasium,"... more...
- 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...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2008; US$ 16.95
This compact and accessible biography critically assesses the life and career of Dean Acheson, one of AmericaÆs foremost diplomats and strategists. As a top State Department official from 1941 to 1947 and as Harry S. TrumanÆs secretary of state from 1949 to 1953, Acheson shaped many of the key U.S. foreign policy initiatives of those years,... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2005; US$ 26.95
Analyzes whether recent U.S. foreign policy has served the nation's best interests; Predicts a shift in U.S. foreign policy during George W. Bush's second term in office; Written by a leading scholar of U.S. foreign policy more...
- NYU Press 2005; US$ 89.00
John T. Flynn, a prolific writer, columnist for the New Republic , Harper's Magazine , and Collier's Weekly , radio commentator, and political activist, was described by the New York Times in 1964 as “a man of wide-ranging contradictions.” In this new biography of Flynn, John E. Moser fleshes out his many contradictions and profound... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2010; US$ 18.95
The death of General George S. Patton is shrouded in mystery. While officially the result of an unfortunate car accident, the evidence points to a far more malevolent plot: murder. So says investigative and military journalist Robert K. Wilcox in his book: Target: Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton . Written like a WWII spy... more...
- Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 32.99
The Cold War was the longest conflict in American history, and the defining event of the second half of the twentieth century. Since its recent and abrupt cessation, we have only begun to measure the effects of the Cold War on American, Soviet, post-Soviet, and international military strategy, economics, domestic policy, and popular culture. The... more...