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The age of anxiety : McCarthyism to terrorism, Haynes Johnson

Label
The age of anxiety : McCarthyism to terrorism
Title
The age of anxiety
Title remainder
McCarthyism to terrorism
Statement of responsibility
Haynes Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For five long years in the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy and his anti-Communist crusade dominated the American scene, terrified politicians, and destroyed the lives of thousands of citizens. Haynes Johnson re-creates that time of crisis--of President Eisenhower, who hated McCarthy but would not attack him; of the Republican senators who cynically used McCarthy to win their own elections; of Edward R. Murrow, whose courageous TV broadcast began McCarthy's downfall; and of mild-mannered lawyer Joseph Welch, who finally shamed McCarthy into silence. Johnson tells this monumental story through the lens of its relevance to our own time, when fear again affects American behavior and attitudes, for he believes now, as then, that our civil liberties, our Constitution, and our nation are at stake as we confront the ever more difficult task of balancing the need for national security with that of personal liberty.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Haynes Bonner
Dewey number
  • 973.921/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.M143
LC item number
J64 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • Legislators
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Anti-communist movements
  • United States
  • Terrorism
  • Presidents
  • Political culture
Label
The age of anxiety : McCarthyism to terrorism, Haynes Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A James H. Silberman book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: A new kind of war -- Pt. 1: McCarthyism. The list ; Tail Gunner Joe ; Progressivism to McCarthyism ; The remarkable upstart ; The way to Wheeling -- Pt. 2: The past as prologue. In the beginning ; Cold warriors -- Pt. 3: Dealing with a demagogue. The press ; The politicians ; The network ; The opposition ; The demagogue -- Pt. 4: Prelude to power. Twenty years of treason ; Taking more scalps ; Junketeering gumshoes -- Pt. 5: Witch hunts. Inquisitions ; The case of Private Schine ; Point or order! ; "Have you no shame, senator? -- Pt. 6: Judgment. Belling the cat ; Oblivion -- Pt. 7: Legacy. The politics of fear ; Parallels ; A house divided -- Epilogue: The age of anxiety
Control code
ocm60421172
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 609 p.
Isbn
9780151010622
Lccn
2005013117
Other control number
9780151010622
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The age of anxiety : McCarthyism to terrorism, Haynes Johnson
Publication
Note
"A James H. Silberman book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: A new kind of war -- Pt. 1: McCarthyism. The list ; Tail Gunner Joe ; Progressivism to McCarthyism ; The remarkable upstart ; The way to Wheeling -- Pt. 2: The past as prologue. In the beginning ; Cold warriors -- Pt. 3: Dealing with a demagogue. The press ; The politicians ; The network ; The opposition ; The demagogue -- Pt. 4: Prelude to power. Twenty years of treason ; Taking more scalps ; Junketeering gumshoes -- Pt. 5: Witch hunts. Inquisitions ; The case of Private Schine ; Point or order! ; "Have you no shame, senator? -- Pt. 6: Judgment. Belling the cat ; Oblivion -- Pt. 7: Legacy. The politics of fear ; Parallels ; A house divided -- Epilogue: The age of anxiety
Control code
ocm60421172
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 609 p.
Isbn
9780151010622
Lccn
2005013117
Other control number
9780151010622
Other physical details
ill.
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