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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 19 months ago by retro
I found this book hard to put down. It was well-written and brought across a real sense of McCarthy and his times. Read morePublished on May 27, 2010 by Sheila Dreckman
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 Amazon Customer
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