Naming Names

Naming Names

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Winner of the National Book Award: Considered by many to be the definitive account of the Army-McCarthy hearings, Victor S. Navaskya€™s Naming Names rivetingly documents one of the most shameful eras in American history Drawing on interviews with over one hundred and fifty people who were called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committeea€”including Elia Kazan, Ring Lardner Jr., and Arthur Millera€”award-winning author Victor S. Navasky reveals how and why the blacklists were so effective and delves into the tragic and far-reaching consequences of Joseph McCarthya€™s witch hunts. A compassionate, insightful, and even-handed examination of one of our countrya€™s darkest hours, Naming Names is at once a morality play and a fascinating window onto a searing moment in American cultural and political history.One day, at the writersa#39; table at Warnera#39;s, Collins sat down and an old friend came by. a€œHe said he felt sorry for me because I had gone crazy and had to be put away, and he understood I was out now. ... And when he got a twoweek job rewriting something called Women of Venus, the producer got a call from another producer who said that ... over on him, that since his testimony he had had writera#39;s block, and they would never see any pages and if they did the pages would be terrible.

Title:Naming Names
Author:Victor S. Navasky
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2013-10-01


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