DEMAGOGUE is a masterful portrait of Senator Joseph McCarthy, who led the Red Scare to uproot a supposed Communist infiltration of the United States governement from 1950 to 1954, destroying countless lives in a paranoid, self-serving search for agitators. Larry Tye is the first author to draw on McCarthy's personal and professional correspondence, medical and military records, as well as recently unsealed Congressional hearing testimony, to create a captivating portrait of how a man like McCarthy could rise to such power so quickly, and also how one can fall from grace just as quickly.
THIS COPY was hand signed on the title page by Larry Tye at his office. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing and comes with a certificate authenticating the signature. Published in July, 2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
LARRY TYE is a former journalist, having worked everyone from the Anniston Star to the Boston Globe. His previous books touch on subjects as diverse the Negro League legend Satchel Paige, Superman, the Jewish diaspora, the Pullman porters, and electroconvulsive therapy. Thank you Larry Tye for signing our books.