Re: Anti-communism & the 60s

Maggie Jaffe (
Wed, 10 Apr 1996 13:54:06 -0400

Dear Sixties People:

Jo Freeman asks:
>Does anyone know of a good book on anti-communism and its impact on American
>life in the sixties?

I don't think you can discuss anti-communism in the context of the 60s
without delving into sources from the 50s:

I would suggest:
* Naming Names*, Victor Navasky.

*Scoundrel Time*, Lillian Hellman.

*Alien Ink* (can't remember the author).

*The Red Menace*, Michael Anania (a novel).

*Centralia Dead March*, Thomas Churchill ( a chilling novel about the
castration of Wobblies in Centralia, WA).

*Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover*, Anthony
Summers (describes Hoover's power over the Kennedy Brothers as well as LBJ
because of personal information he had on them).

*The Public Burning*, Robert Coover ( novel about Nixon and the Rosenbergs).

*Seeing Red* (a documentary on the American Communist Party).

*Hollywood 10* (a documentary on the blacklisting of Dalton Trumbo and
other Hollywood writers, directors and producers).