The Resource Shooting star : the brief arc of Joe McCarthy, Tom Wicker

Shooting star : the brief arc of Joe McCarthy, Tom Wicker

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Shooting star : the brief arc of Joe McCarthy
Title
Shooting star
Title remainder
the brief arc of Joe McCarthy
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Tom Wicker
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Language
eng
Summary
Joe McCarthy first became visible to the nation on February 9, 1950, when he delivered a Lincoln Day address to local Republicans in Wheeling, West Virginia. That night he declared, "I have here in my hand a list of 205 [members of the Communist Party] still working and shaping policy in the State Department." Anticommunism was already a cause embraced by the Republican Party as a whole; McCarthy tapped into this current and turned it into a flood. Little more than five years later, after countless hearings and stormy speeches and after incalculable damage to ordinary Americans and the nation itself, McCarthy's Senate colleagues voted 67-22 to censure him for his reckless accusations and fabrications. We know today that not one prosecution resulted from McCarthy's investigations into communists in the U.S. government.--Publisher description
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Wicker, Tom
Dewey number
  • 973.921/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.M143
LC item number
W53 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCarthy, Joseph
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Internal security
  • United States
  • United States
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Shooting star : the brief arc of Joe McCarthy, Tom Wicker
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-199) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
212 p.
Isbn
9780151010820
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005020990
Other control number
9780151010820
System control number
ocm61204327
Label
Shooting star : the brief arc of Joe McCarthy, Tom Wicker
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-199) and index
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
212 p.
Isbn
9780151010820
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005020990
Other control number
9780151010820
System control number
ocm61204327

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