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For the real facts on this living nightmare of a man, read this book.
As we have learned since with the release of the Venona documents, the Rosenbergs were guilty (well there's some question about Ethel).
In this version, McCarthy may have been crude and abrasive but he accomplished good work for the cause of freedom.
This book presents a more favorable picture of McCarthy than I might have expected from some of the reviews. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Katz
I had never understood much about Senator McCarthy and still don't, but Professor Oshinsky comes about as close to explaining the whole enigma as anyone could. Read morePublished 14 months ago by retro
One thing needs to be cleared up right away: Joe McCarthy "never uncovered a Communist."
Because McCarthyism was so devastating to rightwing anticommunism, giving a sour... Read more
I think the evidence is pretty clear at this point that McCarthy was right on target with his accusations. Its amazing to me that liberals still cling to this "McCarthyism" myth. Read morePublished on August 16, 2006 by Rick39320399
A book of politics, and the craving for power that drives some people to do almost anything to get that power. The broad outlines of the story are well known. Read morePublished on January 24, 2006 by John Matlock
Oshinsky lays out the McCarthy record in straight-forward, unbiased terms.
Joe McCarthy was a deeply disturbed individual, who, having stumbled into a Senate Seat, went... Read more