The Press and the Cold War
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1970. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover. viii, , 308 p. 24 cm. Index. The author has produced a refreshing, well-documented critique that highlights and integrates criticisms of the press within the redical perspective of new appraisals of the Cold War. The author asserts that the First Amendment was intended to guarantee that "the press should forever have the right--and the duty--to censor government."Contents: One Newspaperman's Life (A Preface); From Zenger to Abdication; Counterpoint of Two Wars; Henry Wallace and Hysteria; The Frost on the Pumpkin; The Making of Joe McCarthy; A Tale of Two Editors; The News from Korea; The Prisoners of War; The Eastland Succession; The Target: The " Times"; The Bay of Pigs; The Missile Crisis; Vietnam: The Making of a Miracle; The Miracle Unmade; Patriotism and Policy; Free Riders to the Front; Journalism of the Absurd; Two Men of the Times; Freedom and Responsibility; The Alternative Press; The Roaring Seventies; The Constricting Eighties; Spooky Tales. Condition: Very good in good dust jacket. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips.
Keywords: Henry Wallace, Joseph McCarthy, Prisoners of War, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, Patriotism, Alsop, Wilfred Burchett, Censorship, Alger Hiss, Halberstam, James Reston, James Wechsler