McCARTHY, Joseph Raymond, 1908-1957



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Extended Bibliography

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Bayley, Edwin R. Joe McCarthy and the Press. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1981.

Buckley, William F., and L. Brent Bozell. McCarthy and His Enemies: The Record and Its Meaning. 1954. Reprint. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, 1970.

Belfrage, Cedric. The American Inquisition, 1945-1960: A Profile of the “McCarthy Era”. 1973. Reprint. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1989.

Cohn, Roy M. McCarthy. New York: New American Library, 1968.

Cook, Fred J. The Nightmare Decade: The Life and Times of Senator Joe McCarthy. New York: Random House, 1971.

Crosby, Donald F. God, Church, and Flag: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and the Catholic Church, 1950-1957. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1978.

Daynes, John Gary. “Making History: Joseph R. McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Place of the Past in American Public Life." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Delaware, 1996.

Deaver, Jean Franklin. “A Study of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and ‘McCarthyism’ as Influences Upon the News Media and the Evolution of Reportorial Method.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas at Austin, 1969.

De Santis, Vincent P. “American Catholics and McCarthyism.” Catholic Historical Review 51 (April 1965): 1-30.

Dulles, Eleanor Lansing. “Footnote to History: A Day in the Life of Senator Joe McCarthy.” World Affairs 143 (Fall 1980): 156-62.

Evans, Medford. The Assassination of Joe McCarthy. Boston: Western Islands, 1970.

Evans, M. Stanton. Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and his Fight Against America’s Enemies. New York: Crown Forum, 2007.

Ewald, William Bragg, Jr. Who Killed Joe McCarthy? New York: Simon & Schuster, 1984.

Feuerlicht, Roberta Strauss. Joe McCarthy and McCarthyism: The Hate that Haunts America. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972.

Fried, Richard M. Men Against McCarthy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976.

Goldston, Robert C. The American Nightmare: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and the Politics of Hate. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1973.

Grant, Philip A., Jr. “Midwestern Senators and the 1954 Censure of Joseph R. McCarthy.” Midwest Review, 2d ser. 14 (1992): 63-70.

Griffith, Robert. “The General and the Senator: Republican Politics and the 1952 Campaign in Wisconsin.” Wisconsin Magazine of History 54 (Autumn 1970): 23-29.

___. “The Political Context of McCarthyism” Review of Politics 33 (January 1971): 24-35.

___. Politics of Fear: Joseph R. McCarthy and the Senate. 1970. 2d ed., with new introduction. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1987.

___. “Ralph Flanders and the Censure of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy.” Vermont History 39 (Winter 1971): 5-20.

Griffith, Robert, and Athan Theoharis, eds. The Specter: Original Essays on the Cold War and the Origins of McCarthyism. New York: New Viewpoints, 1974.

Herman, Arthur. Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America’s Most Hated Senator. New York: Free Press, 2000.

Kendrick, Frank Jenness. “McCarthy and the Senate.” Ph.D dissertation, University of Chicago, 1962.

Kew, D. A. “The Decline and Fall of Senator McCarthy.” Political Quarterly 37 (October-December 1966): 394-415.

Landis, Mark. Joseph McCarthy: The Politics of Chaos. Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press, 1987.

Latham, Earl, ed. The Meaning of McCarthyism. 1965. 2d. ed. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath, 1973.

Luthin, Reinhard H. “Joseph R. McCarthy: Wisconsin’s Briefcase Demagogue.” In American Demagogues: Twentieth Century, pp. 272-301. 1954. Reprint. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1959.

Matusow, Allen J., ed. Joseph R. McCarthy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1970.

McCarthy, Joseph R. America’s Retreat from Victory. New York: Devin-Adair, 1951.

___. McCarthyism: The Fight for America. 1952. Reprint. New York: Arno Press, 1977.

McDougall, Daniel John. “McCarthyism and Academia: Senator Joe McCarthy’s Political Investigations of Educators, 1950-1954.” Ph.D. dissertation, Loyola University of Chicago, 1977.

Meyer, Karl Ernest. “The Politics of Loyalty, from La Follette to McCarthy in Wisconsin: 1918-1952.” Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton University, 1956.

O’Brien, Michael. “The Anti-McCarthy Campaign in Wisconsin, 1951-1952.” Wisconsin Magazine of History 56 (Winter 1972-1973): 91-108.

___. McCarthy and McCarthyism in Wisconsin. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1980.

___. “Robert Fleming, Senator McCarthy and the Myth of the Marine Hero.” Journalism Quarterly 50 (Spring 1973): 48-53.

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Oshinsky, David M. A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joseph McCarthy. New York: Free Press, 1983.

___. Senator Joseph McCarthy and the American Labor Movement. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1976.

Polsby, Nelson W. “Down Memory Lane with Joe McCarthy.” Commentary 75 (February 1983): 55-59.

___. “Towards an Explanation of McCarthyism.” Political Studies 8 (October 1960): 250-71.

Potter, Charles E. Days of Shame. New York: Coward-McCann, 1965.

Reeves, Thomas C. The Life and Times of Joe McCarthy: A Biography. New York: Stein & Day, 1982.

___. “McCarthyism: Interpretations Since Hofstadter.” Wisconsin Magazine of History 60 (Autumn 1976): 42-54.

___. “The Search for Joe McCarthy.” Wisconsin Magazine of History 60 (Spring 1977): 185-96.

___. “Tail Gunner Joe: Joseph R. McCarthy and the Marine Corps.” Wisconsin Magazine of History 62 (Summer 1979): 300-313.

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Ricks, John Addison, III. “ ‘Mr. Integrity’ and McCarthyism: Robert A. Taft, Sr. and Joseph R. McCarthy.” Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin 37 (Fall 1979): 175-90.

___. “ ‘Mr. Integrity’ and McCarthyism: Senator Robert A. Taft and Senator Joseph R. McCarthy.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1974.

Rogin, Michael P. The Intellectuals and McCarthy: The Radical Specter. Cambridge: M.I.T. Press, 1967.

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Thelen, David P., and Esther S. Thelen. “Joe Must Go: The Movement to Recall Senator Joseph R. McCarthy.” Wisconsin Magazine of History 49 (Spring 1966): 185-209.

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Wicker, Tom. Shooting Star: The Brief Arc of Joe McCarthy. Orlando: Harcourt, 2006.