A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy

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$14.72
UPC:
9780195154245
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (September 29, 2005)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
630
Shipping Weight:
2.4 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
6 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
ISBN-10:
019515424X
ISBN-13:
978-0195154245
Author:
David M. Oshinsky

Product Overview

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 Immensereveals 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 Immensewill 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.

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