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Conspiracy So Immense The World of Joe Mccarthy

ISBN-10: 019515424X
ISBN-13: 9780195154245
Edition: 2005
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Description: Acclaimed historian David Oshinsky's chronicling of the life of Senator Joe McCarthy has been called both "nuanced" and "masterful." In this new paperback edition Oshinsky presents us with a work heralded as the finest account available of Joe  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Acclaimed historian David Oshinsky's chronicling of the life of Senator Joe McCarthy has been called both "nuanced" and "masterful." In this new paperback edition Oshinsky presents us with a work heralded as the finest account available of Joe McCarthy's colorful career. With a storyteller's eye for the dramatic and presentation of fact, and insightful interpretation of human complexity, Oshinsky uncovers the layers of myth to show the true McCarthy. His book reveals the senator from his humble beginnings as a hardworking Irish farmer's son in Wisconsin to his glory days as the architect of America's Cold War crusade against domestic subversion; a man whose advice if heeded, some believe, might have halted the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia and beyond. A Conspiracy So Immense reveals the internal and external forces that launched McCarthy on this political career, carried him to national prominence, and finally triggered his decline and fall. More than the life of an intensly- even pathologically- ambitious man however, this book is a fascinating portrait of America in the grip of Cold War fear, anger, suspician, and betrayal. Complete with a new Foreword, A Conspiracy So Immense will continue to keep in the spotlight this historical figure-a man who worked so hard to prosecute "criminals" whose ideals work against that of his- for America.

He is also an associate editor of the American National Biography. Oshinsky writes about the brutality of penitentiary life in his book, Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice. He earned a Senior Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an appointment as Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Texas, Austin for his work on the penitentiary project. Oshinsky also received the 17th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for his novel.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Beginnings
G.I. Judge
Gunning for the Senate
The Pepsi-Cola Kid
Rock Bottom
The Red Bogey in America, 1917-1950
Wheeling
Battle of the Billygoats
Stand or Fall
The Lattimore Connection
Declaration of Conscience
The Fourth Estate
"An Infamy So Black..."
"Slimy Creatures"
Tydings's Revenge
Ike
Gearing for Battle
Voices Within the Voice
Of Diplomats and Greek Ships
Friends and Enemies
A Discouraging Summer
The Monmouth Hearings
White House Blues
Who Promoted Peress?
The Chicken Luncheon
"The Fault, Dear Brutus"
Setting the Ground Rules
The Hearings Begin
Executive Privilege
The Eleven Memoranda
"So Reckless, So Cruel"
Censure
Final Years
Notes
Selective Bibliography
Index

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