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Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies Paperback – November 24, 2009
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"the greatest book since the Bible"
-Ann Coulter, Creators Syndicate
"It takes M. Stanton Evans's meticulous investigative journalism to show what Joe McCarthy's short stay on the national stage (a little under five years, from February 1950 to December 1954) really was about."
-Robert Novak, Weekly Standard
"So comprehensive is Evans's research that it will be a foolish historian who does not consult Blacklisted by History when a question arises over some person or event that comes into the McCarthy story."
-John Earl Haynes, co-author, Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America
"This book will change forever how you think about Sen. McCarthy and the Soviet penetration of the U.S. government and society."
-Bob McMahan, Foreign Service Journal
"Evans goes through extensive files and transcripts with complete mastery of complex material and an engaging turn of phrase that makes more than 600 pages of painstaking analysis both a triumph of historical scholarship and a gripping detective story."
-David Ashton, The Salisbury Review
"Of the hundreds of books on the McCarthy era, Stan Evans has written the best—a nuanced, incredibly detailed work of scholarship."
-William Schulz, The American Spectator
"In this masterful instant classic, M. Stanton Evans sets out to tell the 'Untold Story of Joe McCarthy' and does so definitively."
-Jack Cashill, WorldNetDaily
"This is a master newspaperman at work: digging, interviewing the record, pulling apart and putting together the details of deeds done mostly by the politicians who ran our imperfect national government in the nineteen fifties."
-John Willson, Chronicles
"After combing through masses of declassified documents from Congress, the FBI, the State Department and other federal agencies, Stan Evans has produced a masterpiece of tru th."
-Terry Jeffrey, Human Events
"Evans, a veteran journalist, doesn't shout. He displays, instead, a deadly meticulousness that is, at last, overwhelmingly convincing."
-William Rusher, United Features Syndicate
"the most thorough scholarly examination of [McCarthy's] career"
-Cliff Kincaid, Accuracy In Media
-Wes Vernon, RenewAmerica.us
"monumental ... the result of six years of reading primary sources. Evans proves that almost everything about McCarthy in current history books is a lie and wil l have to be revised.... one of Reagan's old radio commentaries referred to Evans as 'a very fine journalist.' He is, indeed, but this book shows that he also is a Sherlock Holmes-type detective who chased every clue to find the truth and to write accurate history in elegant prose..... Everyone who henceforth writes about Joe McCarthy will have to check his facts with Evans' documented discoveries."
-Phyllis Schlafly, Creators Syndicate
Top Customer Reviews
My initial impression of Evans' book is the sheer size of the volume (663 pages, 45 Chapters). It quickly becomes apparent that this is no incidental survey or overview of the subject of Senator Joe McCarthy. The 11-page Prologue wets the reader's appetite by revealing what the author's goals were, what his (and his staff's) investigative method and source locations were and their commitment to leaving no stone unturned in seeking to uncover all available first-hand documentation, reexamining sources cited by previous authors, and a careful examination of the pertinent information contained in the former Soviet Union's "Venona" files. In short, this was a very serious undertaking with a view toward discovering and telling "The Untold Story Of Senator Joe McCarthy And His Fight Against America's Enemies."
In a number of Book Reviews and comments on Amazon.com, Evans has been accused of having a pro-McCarthy bias throughout this book. However, after reading the book myself, I found Evans was very evenhanded and willing to point out McCarthy's errors and personal faults. The book clearly indicates Evans was more interested in digging out the facts, analyzing the facts and drawing his conclusions based on the facts.Read more ›
In the more than half a century since his death, scores of histories and biographies have been written about Senator Joe McCarthy. All have been more or less unsatisfactory, for a variety of reasons: Because the executive sessions of the McCarthy subcommittee were sealed for 50 years, historians had to rely on hearsay regarding who said what about whom in those sessions; because FBI files were classified (and even now cannot be made publicly available until the subject of investigation is deceased), historians had to rely on hearsay as to whether what McCarthy allegedly said was corroborated by the FBI; and because Soviet-era documents in the KGB archives were also classified, historians had to take the Russians' word for whether or not KGB archives corroborated the FBI files.
Recently, an enormous volume of this material has become available to scholars: FOIA cases have forced the declassification of many FBI files (albeit heavily redacted); the NSA declassified hundreds of partially-decrypted KGB cables in 1995-97; executive sessions of the McCarthy subcommittee were finally unsealed in 2003; and a huge amount of KGB archival information, smuggled out of Russia since the fall of the USSR, has gradually become publicly available.
In Blacklisted by History, M. Stanton Evans brings together these newly-available primary sources for the first time ever: Evans shows exactly what was said about whom in the executive sessions of the McCarthy subcommittee; cross-checks this information against files of the FBI, State Department security and G-2; then cross-checks this information against the Soviet sources.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent story of the communist press in the US- New York Times, etc. and their masterful job at deflecting attention away from the infiltration of the US government at the... Read morePublished 6 days ago by S. Wharam
McCarthy had it right. But the Democrats demogauged McCarthy and rewrote history to protect their own careers when the enormity of the communist influence in... Read more
Was not what I was expecting. Nothing to do with the seller, I should have checked further re the writer. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Llenshaw
Very interesting book, from another point of view from what is usually spewed by the pressPublished 1 month ago by Stephen A. Dragos
So many young people under 70 do not have a clue as to what is happening to this Once Great Nation. He uncovered toi conspiracy but the Elite Left along with Hollywood and the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Donald J. Hoffart
Awesome yet frightening book...I've read a big portion that barely mentions Joe McCarthy but lays the background for his later investigations. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Naomi Mattingly Compton
One of the best and most surprising books that I have read in decades. Just stunning. So much of that I thought I knew about Joe McCarthy was distorted, and this book makes it... Read morePublished 2 months ago by T. POOL