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History Hijinks: A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy

Monday, October 7, 2013

7:00 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Trustee's Room (3rd Floor)

October 7:  A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy by David Oshinsky

Acclaimed historian David Oshinsky’s chronicling of the life of Senator Joe McCarthy has been called both “nuanced” and “masterful.” Oshinsky presents us with a work heralded as the finest account available of Joe McCarthy’s colorful career. With a storyteller’s eye for the dramatic and presentation of fact, and insightful interpretation of human complexity, Oshinsky uncovers the layers of myth to show the true McCarthy. His book reveals the senator from his humble beginnings as a hardworking Irish farmer’s son in Wisconsin to his glory days as the architect of America's Cold War crusade against domestic subversion; a man whose advice if heeded, some believe, might have halted the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia and beyond.

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