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The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy

by Bill Hayes

The New York Times Book Review recommends a young adult book by James Cross Giblin titled The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy.

From the review:

“The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe -Mc-Carthy” draws attention to a particular brand of home-grown demagoguery, the kind that wraps itself in Americanism. If I were a high school teacher concentrating on the postwar era, I would devote a good part of my course to discussing this book for the cautionary tale it tells.