The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy
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.
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Review: The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthyUser Review - Leigh - Goodreads
I marked this juvenile and young adult biography because it's quite sophisticated. Plenty of pictures, reference sources and all but this will only appeal to very bright readers. Excellent book-but definitely limited appeal. Read full review
Review: The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthyUser Review - Kara - Goodreads
Well written, well researched, thorough biography. Its aimed at a youngish audience – it would make the perfect expanded background reading for 8th and 9th graders who have only read a few paragraphs about McCarthyism in their history text books. Read full review