Senator Joe McCarthy

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University of California Press, 1996 M04 12 - 280 pages
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"The definitive job, and I can't imagine what else there is to say about him."—Walter Lippman

"This is an appraisal without apology. If its judgments are uncompromising, they are also given without rancor, indeed with an air of almost sympathetic curiosity about the phenomenon that was McCarthy. . . . It is no surprise that [Rovere's] book is a vividly written, sophisticated recreation of a political episode whose manic qualities already begin to seem unbelievable."—Anthony Lewis
 

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User Review  - EricCostello - LibraryThing

There does come a point where the snark factor produces diminishing returns. Like A.J. Liebling, Rovere can't really resist putting in side comments which detract from the serious issues he raises ... Read full review

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User Review  - trilliams - LibraryThing

Charles Johnson? Is that you? Interesting look at a rather controversial figure in modern American history. Read full review

Contents

Early Days
75
Great Days
119
Last Days
232
Those Days Seen from These Days
255
Authors Note
272
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About the author (1996)

Richard H. Rovere (1915-1979) was a New Yorker staff writer, Washington correspondent for 11 years at the time he wrote this book. Among his books are Affairs of State: The Eisenhower Years and, with Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., General MacArthur and President Truman: The Struggle for Control of American Foreign Policy.

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