Tag Archives: Joseph McCarthy

Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady 1

I started Greg Mitchell’s 1998 book, Tricky Dick and the Pink Lady: Richard Nixon vs. Helen Gahagan Douglas—-Sexual Politics and the Red Scare, 1950.  The book is about Richard Nixon’s 1950 run for the U.S. Senate against liberal Democrat Helen … Continue reading

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Six Crises 3

I have two items for my write-up today on Richard Nixon’s 1962 book, Six Crises. 1.  Something that stood out to me in Nixon’s analysis of the Alger Hiss case was Nixon’s criticism of elements of the political right.  For … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 11

My latest reading of Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician was about the fall of Senator Joseph McCarthy.  Nixon, as Vice-President, had the task of trying to restrain McCarthy, who was attacking some of President Dwight Eisenhower’s appointees.  … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician 7

My latest reading of Stephen Ambrose’s Nixon: The Education of a Politician covered Richard Nixon’s 1950 race against liberal Democratic Representative Helen Gahagan Douglas for the U.S. Senate. How did Ambrose’s narrative about this particular election compare with that of … Continue reading

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The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 13

I have three items for my write-up today on Irwin Gellman’s The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years, 1946-1952. 1.  Gellman talks often about Richard Nixon’s relationship with Senator Joseph McCarthy.  My impression is that McCarthy admired Nixon for his … Continue reading

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