Red Scared!

Red Scared!

The Commie Menace in Propaganda and Popular Culture

Book - 2001
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Not long ago, Communists seemed to be everywhere: among our politicians, neighbors, favorite actors--even in our drinking water. Red Scared! is a wry tour of the frosty decades of Soviet and American adversity, when anti-Communist hysteria produced fairly hysterical pop-culture items. The voluminous propaganda that the United States produced to combat the Red Menace--not only officially, but in books, films, magazines, games, and more--is explored and vibrantly reproduced here. With a colorful text that serves as a useful historical overview, daring tales from government agents, plot synopses and lurid covers of unintentionally funny pulp novels, and much more, Red Scared! brings the Cold War back home again--this time around with humor (and relief)
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2001
ISBN: 9780811828871
0811828875
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Heller, Steven

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