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Sen.  Joseph  MCCarthy
[1908-1957]

Joseph McCarthy [1908-57]
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"Joseph McCarthy proved [that] the more ridiculous the charge,
the less possibility there is of defense."
—  John Steinbeck [1902-68]  (in "America & Americans" 1968)

U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy stirred up anti-Communist fears and rose to power
in collusion with the House Un-American Activities Committee during the 1950s,
but his hell-bent disregard for Constitutional rights led to censure by Congress, a failed career,
and a lonely death from alcoholism.



Links
Joseph McCarthy entry at Wikipedia
Joseph McCarthy catalog at Amazon.com
Joseph McCarthy listing at Internet Movie Database

Outagamie County Museum McCarthy exhibit
Appleton Wisconsin Library McCarthy exhibit
Webcorp sound & video archive
Army-McCarthy Hearings article at Museum of Broadcast Communications

Hollywood Blacklist Pages
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store




Books  About  Joe  McCarthy
search books on keyword 'mccarthyism' {returns over 300 titles} at Amazon

"Witch Hunt In Hollywood: McCarthyism's War On Tinseltown" [2009] by Michael Freedland

"Hollywood On Trial: McCarthyism's War Against The Movies" [2008]
by Michael Freedland, with Barbra Paskin

No Sense of Decency / Army-McCarthy Hearings book by Robert Shogan   "No Sense of Decency: The Army-McCarthy Hearings - A Demagogue Falls and Television Takes Charge of American Politics" [2009]
by Robert Shogan

Ivan R. Dee, Publr 8¾x5½ hardcover [2/2009] for $18.15
Blacklisted by History  "Blacklisted By History: The Real Story of Joseph McCarthy & His Fight Against America's Enemies" [2007]
by M. Stanton Evans

'Journalist' Evans has written a deceptive & dishonest defense of his hero McCarthy, leaving out any basic fact that shows McCarthy as the lying demagogue that he was.
Crown Forum 15x9 hardcover [11/2007] for $19.77
Shooting Star / Joe McCarthy   "Shooting Star: The Brief Arc of Joe McCarthy" [2006]
by Tom Wicker

Harcourt 7½x5 pb [3/2006] for $14.30
Age of Anxiety / McCarthyism   "The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism To Terrorism" [2005]
by Haynes Johnson

Harvest Books pb [10/2006] for $10.29
Harcourt 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2005] for $17.94
Highbridge ABR audio CD [10/2005] for $23.07
Reds 2003   "Reds: McCarthyism In Twentieth-Century America" [2003]
by Ted Morgan

Random House 8x5¼ pb [11/2004] for $11.53
Random House 9¼x6½ hardcover [11/2003] for $23.10
Television, McCarthyism & American Culture   "Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism & American Culture" [2003]
by Thomas Doherty

Columbia Univ Press 8¾x5¾ pb [2/2005] for $23.00
Columbia Univ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2003] for $71.00
Age of McCarthyism   "The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History With Documents" [1994]
by Ellen Schrecker

Bedford/St. Martin 8¼x5½ pb [11/2001] for $11.94
Palgrave Macmillan 8½x5¾ hardcover [1/2002] out of print/used
McCarthy Reexamined   "Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining The Life & Legacy of America's Most Hated Senator" [1999]
by Arthur Herman

Free Press hardcover [12/99] out of print/used
Dramatizing McCarthyism On Stage, Film & Television   "Congressional Theatre: Dramatizing McCarthyism On Stage, Film & Television" [1999]
by Brenda Murphy

Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [3/2002] for $37.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/99] for $85.00
Roth's I Married a Communist   "I Married a Communist" [1998 novel]
by Philip Roth

Decades after the McCarthyism frenzy, Roth's alter ego character Nathan Zuckerman discovers the effects on own his life from the persecution of a high school teacher.
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [10/99] for $10.78
Houghton Mifflin 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/98] for $16.38
Many Are the Crimes / McCarthyism  "Many Are The Crimes: McCarthyism In America" [1998]
by Ellen Schrecker

Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [8/99] for $27.95
Little, Brown 9½x6½ hardcover [5/98] for $29.95
Great American Red Scare   "McCarthyism: The Great American Red Scare - A Documentary History" [1996]
by Albert Fried

Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [12/96] for $36.31
Nightmare in Red   "Nightmare In Red: The McCarthy Era In Perspective" [1990]
by Richard M. Fried

Oxford Univ Press 8x5½ pb [3/91] for $14.95
Oxford Univ Press hardcover [1/90] out of print/used
Red Scare! Right-Wing Hysteria in Texas book by Don E. Carleton  "Red Scare!: Right-Wing Hysteria Fifties Fanaticism and Their Legacy In Texas" [1985] by Don E. Carleton, Foreword by John Henry Faulk
Texas Monthly Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/85] out of print/used
A Conspiracy So Immense   "A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy"
[orig 1983, rev 2005] by David M. Oshinsky

Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [9/2005] for $16.47
Free Press hardcover [5/83] out of print/used
Politics of Fear / McCarthy book by Robert Griffith  "The Politics of Fear: Joseph R. McCarthy & The Senate" [1970]
by Robert Griffith

Univ MA Press 8½x5½ pb [12/87] for $24.95
Hayden pb [6/71] out of print/used
Univ MA Press hardcover [6/87] out of print/used
Life & Times of Joe McCarthy   "The Life and Times of Joe McCarthy: A Biography" [1982]
by Thomas C. Reeves

Madison Books 9x6 pb [11/97] for $21.94
Stein & Day hardcover [1/82] out of print/many used
Thirty Years of Treason   "Thirty Years of Treason: Excerpts From Hearings Before The House Committee On Un-American Activities, 1938-1968" [orig 1971]
Edited by Eric Bentley

Thunder's Mouth Press 8¼x5½ pb [1/2002] for $24.95
Viking hardcover [11/71] out of print/used
The Committee   "The Committee: The Extraordinary Career of The House Committee On Un-American Activities" [1968]
by Walter Goodman

FS&G hardcover [6/68] out of print/used
McCarthy bio by Rovere   "Senator Joe McCarthy" [1959 classic]
by Richard H. Rovere, Introduction by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Univ CA Press 8x5½ pb [2/96] for $19.95
Borgo Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [12/91] out of print/used


Videos  &  DVDs  About  Joe  McCarthy

"Good  Night,  And,  Good  Luck"
[Warner Independent Oct 2005]
Good Night, and Good Luck poster  TV newsman Edward R. Murrow airs a story about a man discharged from the Navy without a trial. Murrow is accused of being a 'Communist sympathizer', and the C.B.S. news team goes on the offensive. "See It Now" airs a series of shows detailing the lies and un-Constitutional tactics of Senator Joe McCarthy, leading to McCarthy's censure by the U.S. Senate. Co-written & directed by & co-starring George Clooney; starring David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Langella. with Joseph McCarthy via archive footage; Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Script, Best Actor {DS, of course), Best Cinematograpy & Best Art Direction {no wins}
Warner widescreen b&w DVD [3/2006] for $14.96
full credits from IMDb; official moviesite

"Cradle  Will  Rock" [Touchstone Dec 1999]
Cradle Will Rock video  The Great Depression, labor politics, the McCarthy madness and their effect on a group of actors & writers working to rehearse a leftist musical drama. Written & directed by Tim Robbins; starring Hank Azaria, Rubén Blades, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Cary Elwes, Philip Baker Hall, Bill Murray, Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Sarandon, John Turturro, Emily Watson & Bob Balaban
Buena Vista color DVD [4/2003] for $13.49
Touchstone color VHS [10/2002] for $9.99
RCA soundtrack CD [12/99] for $17.98
full credits from IMDb
credits of the play within the movie at Internet Broadway Database

"The  Crucible" [Fox Nov 1996]
Miller's 'The Crucible' video  
Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' movie poster  
A powerful parable of the Congressional witchhunts that were led by Sen. Joe McCarthy in 1950s America. Directed by Nicholas Hytner; script by Arthur Miller [1915-2005] from his 1953 play; starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen & Bruce Davison; Oscar nominations for Best Actress [JA] & Best Script; nominated for Best Script BAFTA, Scofield won BAFTA for Best Actor
Fox widescreen DVD [6/2004] for $11.98
Fox widescreen VHS [9/2001] for $9.48
Fox color VHS [4/2002] for $9.48
R.C.A. soundtrack CD [11/96] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" black poster {at left} from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" white poster {above} from Amazon for $9.99

playscript: Penguin 8x5 pb [3/2003] for $8.80
Critical Edition, edited by Gerald Weales: Viking pb [1/96] for $11.56
play credits at Internet Broadway Database

"Citizen  Cohn" tv movie
[Viacom/H.B.O. Aug 1992]
Citizen Cohn tv movie   A harsh look at the life of McCarthy henchman Cohn, in flashbacks as he lies dying of AIDS. Directed by Frank Pierson; telescript by David Franzoni, based on the book by Nicholas von Hoffman; starring James Woods {as Roy Cohn}, Joe Don Baker {as Sen. McCarthy}, Ed Flanders, Joseph Bologna, Pat Hingle, Frederic Forrest, Lee Grant, David Marshall Grant & Fritz Weaver; nominated for Emmy Awards for Outstanding TV Movie, Outstanding Director (Miniseries), Outstanding Script (Miniseries), Outstanding Lead Actor [JW], Outstanding Supporting Actress [LG], seven others, won 3 minor Emmy Awards; won a Peabody Award
H.B.O. color DVD [7/2001] for $12.99
H.B.O. color VHS [9/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Citizen Cohn book  
"Citizen Cohn: The Life & Times of Roy Cohn" [1988]
by Nicholas von Hoffman

Bantam mass pb [11/88] out of print/used
Doubleday hardcover [3/88] out of print/many used

Murrow / McCarthy Years   "Edward R. Murrow: The McCarthy Years" [1991]
from C.B.S. News archives
New Video Group b&w DVD [5/2005] for $21.99
Murrow's credits at IMDb
Edward R. Murrow Page at Magic Lantern
Joe Mccarthy 'sweeping' the Capitol clean   "An American Ism: Joe McCarthy" [1978]
Directed by Glenn Silber

VHS available online at First Run / Icarus
no listing at IMDb
McCarthy / Witch Hunter docu film   "McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter" [1975]
Directed by Emile de Antonio [1920-89]
M.P.I. b&w VHS [5/2001] out of stock/rare
full credits at IMDb
Point of Order! docu film   "Point of Order!" [1964]
Co-produced & directed by Emile de Antonio [1920-89]; compiled from footage of the televised Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954; starring Roy M. Cohn, Joseph McCarthy & Joseph N. Welch; listed at National Film Registry in 1993
New Yorker Video b&w DVD [11/2005] out of prodn/used
New Yorker Video b&w VHS [2/99] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"Committee On Un-American Activities" documentary film [independent 1962]
Produced by Robert Carl Cohen: no listing at IMDb; DVD available at Radical Films

"McCarthyism: Past, Present, Future" episode of "Firing Line with William F. Buckley, Jr." featuring Leo Cherne
http://www.amazon.com/Firing-Line-William-Buckley-McCarthyism/dp/B001MBTSG8/

Videos  of  Joe  McCarthy  on  Television

"See It Now: A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy" [CBS-TV aired 9 March 1954]
hosted by Edward R. Murrow [1908-65]
watch kinescope of full program [uploaded 11/2014; 25:50] online at YouTube

"See It Now: Joseph McCarthy Denounces Edward R. Murrow" [CBS-TV aired 6 April 1954]
hosted by Edward R. Murrow [1908-65]
watch kinescope of full program [uploaded 10/2015; 26:35] online at YouTube

"Face The Nation" [CBS-TV aired 7 Nov 1954]
Debut of the C.B.S. News program with host Ted Koop; the first guest was Sen. Joseph McCarthy
watch kinescope of opening segment [3/2012 upload; 4:18] online at YouTube


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