A Time of Fear by Albert Marrin audiobook

A Time of Fear: America in the Era of Red Scares and Cold War

By Albert Marrin

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From National Book Award Finalist and Sibert Honor Author Albert Marrin, a timely examination of Red Scares in the United States, including the Rosenbergs, the Hollywood Ten and the McCarthy era. In twentieth century America, no power--and no threat--loomed larger than the communist superpower of the Soviet Union. America saw in the dreams of the Soviet Union the overthrow of the US government, and the end of democracy and freedom. Meanwhile, the Communist Party of the United States attempted to use deep economic and racial disparities in American culture to win over members and sympathizers. From the miscarriage of justice in the Scotsboro Boys case, to the tragedy of the Rosenbergs to the theatrics of the Hollywood Ten to the menace of the Joseph McCarthy and his war hearings, Albert Marrin examines a unique time in American history...and explores both how some Americans were lured by the ideals of communism without understanding its reality and how fear of communist infiltration at times caused us to undermine our most deeply held values. The questions he raises ask: What is worth fighting for? And what are you willing to sacrifice to keep it? This timely audiobook from an award-author brings to life an important and dramatic era in American history with lessons that are deeply relevant today.

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From National Book Award Finalist and Sibert Honor Author Albert Marrin, a timely examination of Red Scares in the United States, including the Rosenbergs, the Hollywood Ten and the McCarthy era. In twentieth century America, no power--and no threat--loomed larger than the communist superpower of the Soviet Union. America saw in the dreams of the Soviet Union the overthrow of the US government, and the end of democracy and freedom. Meanwhile, the Communist Party of the United States attempted to use deep economic and racial disparities in American culture to win over members and sympathizers. From the miscarriage of justice in the Scotsboro Boys case, to the tragedy of the Rosenbergs to the theatrics of the Hollywood Ten to the menace of the Joseph McCarthy and his war hearings, Albert Marrin examines a unique time in American history...and explores both how some Americans were lured by the ideals of communism without understanding its reality and how fear of communist infiltration at times caused us to undermine our most deeply held values. The questions he raises ask: What is worth fighting for? And what are you willing to sacrifice to keep it? This timely audiobook from an award-author brings to life an important and dramatic era in American history with lessons that are deeply relevant today.

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Author Bio: Albert Marrin

Author Bio: Albert Marrin

Albert Marrin is the author of numerous nonfiction books for young readers, including Uprooted, a Sibert Honor Book, and the National Book Award finalist Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy. His many honors include the Washington Post Childrens’ Book Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, the James Madison Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the 2008 National Endowment for the Humanities Medal.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.76
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English