The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy

The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy

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Who was the real Joe McCarthy? Was he an American hero who alerted the country to the threat of Communist subversion or a demagogue who played cynically on the nation's fears?
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Clarion Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9780547443188
0547443188
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 294 p.) : ill., map, front.
Alternative Title: Senator Joe McCarthy
Contents: Prologue: More powerful than the president
Chickens, groceries, and a high school diploma
Days and nights at Marquette
Joe's first campaign
Judge McCarthy
"Tail Gunner Joe"
One fight ends, another begins
Defeating a legend
Newcomer in Washington
Charges of torture
The speech that started it all
Where's the evidence?
The top Russian spy
War breaks out in Korea
Revenge
"We like Ike!"
The missing paragraph
"I can investigate anybody"
Cohn and Schine go to Europe
McCarthy gets married
The dangerous dentist
Grilling General Zwicker
Exposed on television
A devastating report
McCarthy on the receiving end
"Have you no sense of decency, sir?"
Censured
"His time to die"
Epilogue: Another McCarthy?
After McCarthy's death.
Summary: Who was the real Joe McCarthy? Was he an American hero who alerted the country to the threat of Communist subversion or a demagogue who played cynically on the nation's fears?
Reading Program: Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG+ 10.5 17

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