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Title:
The age of anxiety [McCarthyism to terrorism]
Author:
Johnson, Haynes, 1931-2013.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : HighBridge, [2005]

℗2005
Physical Description:
8 audio discs (10.5 hr.) : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
For five long years in the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy and his anti-Communist crusade dominated the American scene, terrified politicians, and destroyed the lives of thousands of citizens. Haynes Johnson re-creates that time of crisis--of President Eisenhower, who hated McCarthy but would not attack him; of the Republican senators who cynically used McCarthy to win their own elections; of Edward R. Murrow, whose courageous TV broadcast began McCarthy's downfall; and of mild-mannered lawyer Joseph Welch, who finally shamed McCarthy into silence. Johnson tells this monumental story through the lens of its relevance to our own time, when fear again affects American behavior and attitudes, for he believes now, as then, that our civil liberties, our Constitution, and our nation are at stake as we confront the ever more difficult task of balancing the need for national security with that of personal liberty.
General Note:
Subtitle from container.

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Compact disc.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781565119970
UPC:
025024894732
Format :
Audiobook on CD