The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy

  • by James Cross Giblin
  • Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers
  • 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Cold War tension was at its height, Joseph ("call me Joe") McCarthy conducted an anti-Communist crusade endorsed by millions of Americans, despite his unfair and unconstitutional methods.
Award-winning writer James Cross Giblin tells the story of a man whose priorities centered on power and media attention and who stopped at nothing to obtain both. The strengths and weaknesses of the man and the system that permitted his rise are explored in this authoritative, lucid biography, which sets McCarthy's life against a teeming backdrop of world affairs and struggles between military and political rivals at home.

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“Elisabeth Rodgers keeps listeners engaged, presenting a clear narrative with hints of humor and personality.” (AudioFile)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-01-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios