most celebrated conservative writer, William F. Buckley Jr.,
comes an engrossing and unexpected historical novel about one
of the most controversial figures in American political
history - Senator Joe McCarthy.
McCarthy rose and fell in just four years, yet he gave a name,
lastingly, to an era. In 1952 he was the most lionized and the
most hated man in America. But little was known about the man
or his background.
personal charm and single-minded determination took him from
Wisconsin and his indigent life as a chicken farmer
to Washington, D.C., as the youngest United States senator.
But it wasn't
until February 9, 1950 in Wheeling, West Virginia, that
McCarthy bewitched the nation with his claim that Communists
had infiltrated the United States government - and unleashed a
crusade. 4 cassettes.