The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy

The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy

by James Cross Giblin

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The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy by James Cross Giblin

When Cold War tension was at its height, Joseph ("call me Joe") McCarthy conducted an anti-Communist crusade endorsed by millions of Americans, despite his unfair and unconstitutional methods. Award-winning writer James Cross Giblin tells the story of a man whose priorities centered on power and media attention and who stopped at nothing to obtain both. The strengths and weaknesses of the man and the system that permitted his rise are explored in this authoritative, lucid biography, which sets McCarthy's life against a teeming backdrop of world affairs and struggles between military and political rivals at home. Chapter notes, bibliography, index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618610587
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 12/14/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 789,505
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1190L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

James Cross Giblin received the Sibert Medal for The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler. The author of many acclaimed books for young readers, he lives in New York City.

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