Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies
Accused of creating a bogus Red scare and smearing countless innocent victims in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is universally remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. History has judged him such a loathsome figure that even today, a half-century after his death, his name remains synonymous with witch hunts.
But that conventional image is all wr...more
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The careful documentation of Stanton's long-researched book speaks for itself. When coupled with the excellent book "The Venona Secrets," th ...more
Evans' view is that Joseph McCarthy is undeserving of the mantle that history has laid out for him. He was simply the leading figure in the few that were properly acknowledging the enormous problem of Communist infiltration of the US Government during the 1940s and 1950s. Evans attempts to prove this by laying out the case against people that McCarthy ...more
Even more remarkable is that so many of the actual records of his hearings and ...more
It also details and explains documented [but not talked of by our media] legal trials of U.S. citizens found guilty--not by McCarthy but by a federal court of law--of espionage and treason. Those things don't get much a ...more
The author went back to look at primary materials to investigate many claims made by historians, such as "McCarthy didn't name names." In fact, one of the reasons I couldn't rat ...more
every day i read of some washington scandal with no real resolution. why isn't sandy berger in leavenworth for example? guess it will take fifty years to get any answers. and stanton evans is right on time. a few people have made careers out of distorting the truth surrounding the mccarthy era. thousands more stood by and let them.
i as never really able to focus on the case before. every book and movie, there are hundreds, al ...more
You will think that I listened only to one side of the story. But that is untrue. I read McCarthy and the Fear of Communism in American Historybefore, and I read Shooting Star: The Brief Arc of Joe McCarthy after.
If the truth isn't too strong for you. Read this book. You will change.
Another subtitle could be, "The Pilfering of Truth".
THIS BOOK OFFERS JAW DROPPING REVELATIONS ON EVERY PAGE.
I went into this with the attitude that McCarthy wasn't as bad as everyone says. This book correctly frames the issues and what was at stake.
The McCarthy era wasn't about him destroying innocent people's lives or anything like that. McCarthy was the victim OF ...more
Fortunately, this book lists names and supporting documents to prove Senator McCarthy was right all along that our governmen ...more
I'll be posting a more in-depth review of the book on my blog at some point.
Good job, Mr. Evans. A full five stars. The book is so fact-filled that it took a week to read. That's a long time for me.
In a way, th ...more
I have read many books on the history of the US, most recently relating to the FDR, Truman and now Eisenhower administrations. McCarthy was so thoroughly vilified by the press and historians that it leads me to believe there was another story behind it all. That story is brilliantly exposed here. In reality, McCarthy was right. There were serious lapses in our security and hundreds of communist agents in our own government, relaying to Moscow our most sensitive secrets. Even Ike was par ...more
Whether these folks "lost China," or conceived the New Deal is another matter, but they were there and some of them were spies. On those questions, McCarthy was right.
Evans heavily documents his work with quotations, references, and facsimiles of relevant documents. I ...more
Was McCarthy right all along? This book explores that question and answers it in a way that may surprise some-- Yes. He was. History has proven his concerns to be true, and this book documents the communist infiltration that took place in the highest levels of our government from the 1930s on. How much damage has been done to America and t ...more