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The Haunted Fifties: 1953–1963 (A Nonconformist History of Our Times #4)

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In these pieces taken from the first ten years of I.F. Stone's Weekly, the muckraking journalist chronicles an era of political suppression, apathy, cold war, and the arms race.
Hardcover, 394 pages
Published January 25th 1989 by Little Brown & Company (Boston) (first published 1969)
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Erik Graff
Mar 31, 2013 Erik Graff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This appears to be the fourth of what appears to be a seven volume reissue of much of the writing of I.F. Stone spanning the years from WWII to the end of his journalistic career. Most, like this one, are collections of his essays and articles, but his book about the Korean War also appears as a volume in the series.

I particularly enjoyed this volume as it begins the coverage of that period of history which I personally remember, albeit as a grade-schooler. The amazing thing is how much I do rec
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Nathan Pearson
Apr 24, 2007 Nathan Pearson rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who can read English.
Bloody brilliant.

This book was on our house's main shelf for years when I was growing up, and the title alone always struck me as so tedious and dull that I didn't give it half a chance.

Last year, though, I flipped it open and felt immediately like I was in a time warp. In tone and subject matter, Stone is the clear forerunner to Hendrik Hertzberg (my favorite New Yorker political commentator), and his accounts of what was going on in 1954 (the CIA had just overthrown Mossadegh, &c.) are a
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Isidor Feinstein Stone (better known as I.F. Stone or Izzy Stone) was an American investigative journalist.

He is best remembered for his self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone's Weekly, which was ranked 16th in a poll of his fellow journalists of "The Top 100 Works of Journalism in the United States in the 20th Century."
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Other Books in the Series

A Nonconformist History of Our Times (6 books)
  • The War Years: 1939–1945 (A Nonconformist History of Our Times, #1)
  • The Hidden History of the Korean War: 1950–1951 (A Nonconformist History of Our Times, #2)
  • The Truman Era: 1945–1952 (A Nonconformist History of Our Times, #3)
  • In a Time of Torment: 1961–1967 (A Nonconformist History of Our Times, #5)
  • Polemics and Prophecies: 1967–1970 (A Nonconformist History of Our Times, #6)

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