Bibliography: The Cold War

Politics and Foreign Policy - McCarthy and Anti-Communism - Film, TV, and Other Media

Politics and Foreign Policy 74 items
  1. Stephen E. Ambrose, Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy, 1938-1980. New York: Penguin Books, 1980.
  2. Stephen E. Ambrose, Eisenhower. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983.
  3. Stephen E. Ambrose, Nixon: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987.
  4. James Aronson, The Press and the Cold War. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1970.
  5. Jacques Barzun, The House of Intellect. New York: Harper & Row, 1959.
  6. Michael R. Beschloss, Mayday: Eisenhower, Khrushchev and the U-2 Affair. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.
  7. Herbert Block, Here and Now. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. [the Washington Post political cartoonist comments on the politics of his day]
  8. Herbert Block, Herblock's Special for Today. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1958.
  9. Herbert Block, Straight Herblock. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1964.
  10. Daniel S. Boorstin, The Image: or, What Happened to the American Dream. New York: Atheneum, 1962.
  11. Paul Boyer, By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age. New York: Pantheon Books, 1985.
  12. Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1988.
  13. David Burner, John F. Kennedy and a New Generation. Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman, 1988.
  14. Paul A. Carter, Another Part of the Fifties. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983.
  15. John Patrick Diggins, The Proud Decades: America in War and Peace, 1941-1960. New York: Norton, 1988.
  16. Robert A. Divine, Eisenhower and the Cold War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.
  17. Robert A. Divine, The Sputnik Challenge. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  18. E.L. Doctorow, The Book of Daniel. New York: Random House, 1971. [a novel based on Rosenberg case]
  19. Joel Foreman (ed.), American Culture of the 1950s. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996.
  20. John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958.
  21. Steven M. Gillon, Politics and Vision: The ADA and American Liberalism, 1947-1985. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
  22. Eric F. Goldman, The Crucial Decade -- and After: America, 1945-1960. New York: Vintage Books, 1960.
  23. Fred I. Greenstein, The Hidden-Hand Presidency: Eisenhower as Leader. New York: Basic Books, 1982.
  24. David Halberstam, The Powers That Be. New York: Knopf, 1979.
  25. Alonzo L. Hamby, Beyond the New Deal: Harry S. Truman and American Liberalism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1973.
  26. Jeffrey Hart, When the Going Was Good!: American Life in the Fifties. New York: Crown, 1982.
  27. Robert Hewison, In Anger: British Culture in the Cold War, 1945-1960. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.
  28. Paul Holbo and Robert W. Sellen (edd.), The Eisenhower Era. Hinsdale, Ill.: Dryden Press, 1974.
  29. Sidney Hook, The Fail-Safe Fallacy. New York: Stein & Day, 1963.
  30. Townsend Hoopes, The Devil and John Foster Dulles. Boston: Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1973.
  31. Irving Howe, "Stevenson and the Intellectuals" (1954), reprinted in Steady Work: Essays in the Politics of Democratic Radicalism, 1953-1966. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966.
  32. Herman Kahn, On Thermonuclear War, 2d ed. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1961.
  33. Fred Kaplan, The Wizards of Armageddon. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983.
  34. Murray Kempton, America Comes of Middle Age: Columns, 1950-1962. Boston: Little, Brown, 1963.
  35. William E. Leuchtenburg, A Troubled Feast: American Society since 1945. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973.
  36. William Manchester, The Glory and the Dream: A Narrative History of America, 1932-1972. Boston: Little, Brown, 1974.
  37. Elaine Tyler May, Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era. New York: Basic Books, 1988.
  38. Lary May, Recasting America: Culture and Politics in the Age of the Cold War. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.
  39. Hans J. Morgenthau, "John Foster Dulles," in Norman A. Graebner (ed.), An Uncertain Tradition: American Secretaries of State in the Twentieth Century. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961.
  40. Herbert J. Muller, Adlai Stevenson: A Study in Values. New York: Harper & Row, 1967.
  41. Richard M. Nixon, Six Crises. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1962.
  42. William L. O'Neill, American High: The Years of Confidence, 1945-1960. New York: Free Press, 1986.
  43. Kenneth Osgood, Total Cold War: Eisenhower's Secret Propaganda Battle at Home and Abroad. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006.
  44. Herbert S. Parmet, Eisenhower and the American Crusades. New York: Macmillan, 1972.
  45. Geoffrey Perrett, A Dream of Greatness: The American People, 1945-1963. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1979.
  46. Cabell Phillips, The Truman Presidency: The History of a Triumphant Succession. New York: Macmillan, 1966.
  47. Richard Polenberg, One Nation Divisible: Class, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States. New York: Viking Press, 1980.
  48. Richard Gid Powers, Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover. New York: Free Press, 1987.
  49. Richard Gid Powers, G-Men: Hoover's FBI in American Popular Culture. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1983.
  50. Ronald Radosh and Joyce Milton, The Rosenberg File: A Search for the Truth. New York: Vintage Books, 1984.
  51. Arnold Rampersad, The Life of Langston Hughes: I Dream a World, 1941-1967. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
  52. David Riesman, "The Nylon War" (1951) reprinted in his Abundance for What!. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1964.
  53. David Riesman (with Nathan Glazer and Reuel Denney), The Lonely Crowd: A Study in the Changing American Character. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1950.
  54. Richard H. Rovere and Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The MacArthur Controversy and American Foreign Policy. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965; published in 1951 as The General and the President.
  55. John P. Roche, The Quest for the Dream: The Development of Civil Rights and Human Relations in Modern America. New York: Macmillan, 1963.
  56. Michael Paul Rogin, Ronald Reagan, the Movie: and Other Episodes in Political Demonology. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.
  57. Joseph Satin (ed.), The 1950s: America's "Placid" Decade. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960.
  58. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Vital Center: The Politics of Freedom. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1949.
  59. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.
  60. Walter and Miriam Schneir, Invitation to an Inquest. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1973. [on the Rosenberg case]
  61. Edward A. Shils, The Torment of Secrecy: The Background and Consequences of American Security Policies. New York: Free Press, 1956.
  62. Frederick F. Siegel, Troubled Journey: From Pearl Harbor to Ronald Reagan. New York: Hill & Wang, 1984.
  63. Carl Solberg, Riding High: America in the Cold War. New York: Mason & Lipscomb, 1973.
  64. David W. Southern, Gunnar Myrdal and Black-White Relations: The Use and Abuse of "An American Dilemma," 1944-1969. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987.
  65. Ronald Steel, Walter Lippmann and the American Century. Boston: Little, Brown, 1980.
  66. Philip M. Stern, The Oppenheimer Case: Security on Trial. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.
  67. I.F. Stone, The Truman Era. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1953.
  68. I.F. Stone, The Haunted Fifties. New York: Vintage Books, 1969.
  69. Theodore H. White, The Making of the President 1960. New York: Atheneum, 1961.
  70. Theodore H. White, In Search of History: A Personal Adventure. New York: Harper & Row, 1978.
  71. William H. Whyte, Jr., The Organization Man. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956.
  72. Rupert Wilkinson, The Pursuit of American Character. New York: Harper & Row, 1988. .
  73. Garry Wills, Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.
  74. Howard Zinn, Postwar America: 1945-1971. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973.
McCarthy and Anti-Communism 57 items
  1. Les K. Adler and Thomas G. Paterson, "Red Fascism: The Merger of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia in the American Image of Totalitarianism, 1930s-1950s," American Historical Review 75 (April 1970): 1046-64
  2. Edwin R. Bayley, Joe McCarthy and the Press. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.
  3. Michael R. Belknap, Cold War Political Justice: The Smith Act, the Communist Party, and American Civil Liberties. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1977.
  4. David H. Bennett, The Party of Fear: From Nativist Movements to the New Right in American History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988.
  5. Eric Bentley (ed.), Thirty Years of Treason: Excerpts from Hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1938-1968. New York: Viking Press, 1971.
  6. Don E. Carleton, Red Scare!: Right-Wing Hysteria, Fifties Fanaticisms and Their Legacy in Texas. Austin: Texas Monthly Press, 1985.
  7. Douglass Carter, The Fourth Branch of Government. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1959.
  8. David Caute, The Great Fear: The Anti-Communist Purge under Truman and Eisenhower. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1978.
  9. Larry Ceplair and Stephen Englund, The Inquisition in Hollywood. Garden City: Anchor Books, 1980.
  10. Whittaker Chambers, Witness. Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1952.
  11. Whittaker Chambers, Odyssey of a Friend: Letters to William F. Buckley, 1954-1961. New York: Putnam, 1969.
  12. Donald F. Crosby, God, Church, and Flag: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and the Catholic Church, 1950-1957. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1978.
  13. David Brion Davis, The Fear of Conspiracy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1971.
  14. Vincent P. DeSantis, "American Catholicism and McCarthyism," Catholic Historical Review 51 (1965): 1-30.
  15. John Henry Faulk, Fear on Trial. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1964.
  16. Richard M. Freeland, The Truman Doctrine and the Origins of McCarthyism. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1972.
  17. Albert Fried, McCarthyism, The Great American Red Scare: A Documentary History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  18. Richard M. Fried, Men Against McCarthy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976.
  19. Richard M. Fried, Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
  20. Robert J. Goldstein, Political Repression in Modern America. Cambridge, MA: Schenkman Books, 1978.
  21. Walter Goodman, The Committee: The Extraordinary Career of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1968.
  22. Robert Griffith, The Politics of Fear. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1987.
  23. Robert Griffith and Athan Theoharis (edd.), The Specter: Original Essays on the Cold War and the Origins of McCarthyism. New York: Franklin Watts, 1974.
  24. Allen Guttmann and Benjamin Munn Ziegler (edd.), Communism, the Courts, and the Constitution. Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath, 1964.
  25. Michael J. Heale, American Anticommunism: Combatting the Enemy Within, 1830-1970. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.
  26. Richard Hofstadter, Anti-intellectualism in American Life. New York: Knopf, 1970.
  27. Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays. New York: Vintage Books, 1965.
  28. David Holmes, Stalking the Academic Communist. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1989.
  29. Sidney Hook, Heresy, Yes, Conspiracy, No. New York: John Day, 1953.
  30. Sidney Hook, Political Power and Personal Freedom: Critical Studies in Democracy, Communism, and Civil Rights. New York: Criterion, 1959.
  31. Sidney Hook, Academic Freedom and Academic Anarchy. New York: Delta Books, 1971.
  32. Sidney Hook, "The Scoundrel in the Looking Glass" (1977), reprinted in Philosophy and Public Policy. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1980.
  33. J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceit: The Story of Communism in America and How to Fight It. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1958.
  34. Irving Howe and Lewis A. Coser, The American Communist Party: A Critical History. Boston: Beacon Press, 1957.
  35. Irving Howe, "Lillian Hellman and the McCarthy Years" (1976), reprinted in Celebrations and Attacks: Thirty Years of Literary and Cultural Commentary. New York: Horizon Press, 1979.
  36. John B. Judis, "The Two Faces of Whittaker Chambers," New Republic, April 16, 1984, 25-31
  37. Joel Kovel, Red Hunting in the Promised Land: Anticommunism in the Making of America. New York: Basic Books, 1994.
  38. Stanley I. Kutler, The American Inquisition: Justice and Injustice in the Cold War. New York: Hill & Wang, 1982.
  39. Allen J. Matusow (ed.), Joseph R. McCarthy. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1970.
  40. Mary McCarthy, "Naming Names: The Arthur Miller Case" (1957), reprinted in On the Contrary: Articles of Belief, 1946-1961. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1961.
  41. Michael Miles, The Odyssey of the American Right,. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
  42. Victor S. Navasky, Naming Names. New York: Viking Press, 1980.
  43. Kenneth O'Reilly, Hoover and the Un-Americans. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988.
  44. David M. Oshinsky, A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy. New York: Free Press, 1983.
  45. Wilson Record, Race and Radicalism: The NAACP and the Communist Party in Conflict. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1964.
  46. Thomas C. Reeves, The Life and Times of Joe McCarthy: A Biography. New York: Stein & Day, 1982.
  47. Michael P. Rogin, McCarthy and the Intellectuals: The Radical Specter. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1967.
  48. Richard H. Rovere, "The Conscience of Arthur Miller" (1957), reprinted in The American Establishment and Other Reports, Opinions, and Speculations. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1962.
  49. Richard H. Rovere, Senator Joe McCarthy. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1959.
  50. Ellen W. Schrecker, "Archival Sources for the Study of McCarthyism," Journal of American History 75 (June 1988): 197-208
  51. Ellen W. Schrecker, The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents. New York: St. Martin's, 1994.
  52. Ellen W. Schrecker, No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.
  53. James Truett Selcraig, The Red Scare in the Middle West, 1945-1951. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1982.
  54. Peter L. Steinberg, The Great "Red Menace": United States Prosecution of American Communists, 1947-1952. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984.
  55. Athan G. Theoharis and John Stuart Cox, The Boss: J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisition. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988.
  56. James A. Wechsler, The Age of Suspicion. New York: Random House, 1953.
  57. Allen Weinstein, Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case. New York: Knopf, 1978.
Film, TV, and Other Media 19 items
  1. James Aronson, The Press and the Cold War. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1970.
  2. Erik Barnouw, The Image Empire: A History of Broadcasting in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.
  3. Erik Barnouw, The Sponsor: Notes on a Modern Potentate. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.
  4. Peter Biskind, Seeing is Believing: How Hollywood Taught Us to Stop Worrying and Love the Fifties. New York: Pantheon Books, 1983.
  5. Douglas Brode, The Films of the Fifties: "Sunset Boulevard" to "On the Beach". Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, 1976.
  6. Larry Ceplair and Steven Englund, The Inquisition in Hollywood: Politics in the Film Community, 1930-1960. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1980.
  7. Terry Christensen, Reel Politics: American Political Movies from "Birth of a Nation" to "Platoon". New York: Blackwell, 1987.
  8. Thomas Doherty, Teenagers and Teenpics: The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950s. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1988.
  9. Thomas Doherty, "Hollywood Agit-Prop: The Anti-Communist Cycle, 1948-1954," Journal of Film and Video 40 (Fall 1988): 15-27.
  10. Andrew Dowdy, The Films of the Fifties: The American State of Mind. New York: Morrow, 1973.
  11. Fred W. Friendly, Due to Circumstances beyond Our Control.... New York: Vintage Books, 1968.
  12. Stanley Kauffmann, The World on Film: Criticism and Comment. New York: Harper & Row, 1966.
  13. J. Fred MacDonald, Television and the Red Menace: The Video Road to Vietnam. New York: Praeger, 1985.
  14. Nora Sayre, Running Time: Films of the Cold War. New York: Dial Press, 1982.
  15. A.M. Sperber, Murrow: His Life and Times. New York: Freundlich Books, 1986.
  16. W.A. Swanberg, Luce and His Empire. New York: Scribner, 1972.
  17. Dalton Trumbo, ed. by Helen Manfull, Additional Dialogue, 1942-1962. New York: M. Evans, 1970.
  18. Robert Warshow, "Father and Son -- and the FBI" (1952), reprinted in The Immediate Experience: Movies, Comics, Theatre, and Other Aspects of Popular Culture. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1962.
  19. Maurice Zolotow, Shooting Star: A Biography of John Wayne. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974.