I thought it excellent. A primer for 20th century Communism and it's impact in the U.S.. It clarifies our Siberian misadventure, CPUSA during its heyday: Oppenheimer, the WPA,... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nicholi Dolinsky
Reading Ted Morgan’s “Reds”, I am reminded of the old cliché of the curate’s egg. Good in parts. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Andrew Desmond
If you want to help understand what is happening in today's govt this is a must read. A REAL eye opener as to how long the Communist/Progressive movement has been attacking our... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Beach girl
While Ted Morgan valiantly tries to make the point that McCarthy "did not emerge in a vacuum", he inadvertently establishes the deep similarities in thinking between American... Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Susan D.
Ted Morgan tells a decent story, flawed as it is by his handling of sources, lack of insight into major players and movements, and superficial biases. Read morePublished on July 18, 2009 by Mark L. Bail
Sloppy research ruins a good topic. The writing style is smooth. I like how the story of Soviet spies is confirmed by the Venona papers.
HOWEVER, the research is sloppy. Read more
During the 20th century, anti-communist hysteria and over-wrought fear of communism was used to destroy many innocent people. Read morePublished on July 5, 2008 by Lincoln Brigade Commander
Although educational and well-researched, the book repeats at least three classes of error:
(1) Lack of the relative objectivity such a work needs. Read more
Despite a heavy sympathy for the "victims of McCarthy's witch hunts", Reds is a well researched and comprehensive book. Read morePublished on January 9, 2006 by Mike