Inscribed by Senator Joe McCarthy, the first edition of The Story of General George Marshall, a collection of speeches condemning the conduct of General Marshall in World War II and as United States Secretary of State.
Octavo, 187pp. Yellow paperback, bound with stamped in spine. Light sunning to spine, sound binding. Stamp on front cover from the “McCarthy Club” and laid in advertisement for “loyal Americans” to join the McCarthy Club.
Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To Bill _, With Best Wishes, Joe McCarthy.” This work was followed by America’s Retreat from Victory, a well researched and controversial critique of George C. Marshall and Dean Acheson.
Senator Joe McCarthy (1908-1957) of Wisconsin was made famous by his attempts to identify communist subversion in the United States. His aggressive tactics led to his eventual censure by the United States Senate, and in turn a rapid decline in his health. He died at the age of 48 in 1957.