The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dec 14, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 304 pages
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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 McCarthy

User 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 McCarthy

User 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

Contents

1 Chickens Groceries and a High School Diploma
1
2 Days and Nights at Marquette
8
3 Joes First Campaign
14
4 Judge McCarthy
20
5 Tail Gunner Joe
29
6 One Fight Ends Another Begins
39
7 Defeating a Legend
46
8 Newcomer in Washington
54
17 I Can Investigate Anybody
146
18 Cohn and Schine Go to Europe
158
19 McCarthy Gets Married
169
20 The Dangerous Dentist
177
21 Grilling General Zwicker
187
22 Exposed on Television
197
23 A Devastating Report
208
24 McCarthy on the Receiving End
220

9 Charges of Torture
64
10 The Speech That Started It All
76
11 Wheres the Evidence?
86
12 The Top Russian Spy
96
13 War Breaks Out in Korea
105
14 Revenge
114
15 We Like Ike
126
16 The Missing Paragraph
137
25 Have You No Sense of Decency Sir?
232
26 Censured
241
27 His Time to Die
258
Another McCarthy?
266
After McCarthys Death
268
Bibliography and Source Notes
271
Index
283
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About the author (2009)

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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