`Mr Fried writes ably, scrupulously presenting both sides of every issue; no-one will ever do a better six page precis of the Alger Hiss case.'The New York Times Book Review`A richly detailed history of America's ongoing frenzy of fear over communism.'Book World
`well-researched book ... Anyone interested in this short span of American political history will find this erudite book both interesting and absorbing.
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Providing the most complete history of the rise and fall of the phe-nomenon known as McCarthyism, Nightmare in Red offers a riveting and comprehensive account of the many different people who became embroiled in the anti-communist fervor of mid-century America. It traces the second Red Scare's antecedents from the 1930s, to the early years of the Cold War, through the peak of the McCarthy era, and beyond McCarthy's censure to the decline of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1960s.