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Let’s Impeach Tricky Dick

Why President Nixon Should Be Impeached
American Civil Liberties Union
1973

Submitter: “I don’t care if he’s dead…exhume and impeach!!!”

Holly: A historical book about how the proceedings went down might still be useful, but this was published in the middle of the trial! Put it in the archive or maybe a large academic library.

Communism and Catholics

Communism, Democracy and Catholic Power
Blanchard
1951

Since I started floating through catalogs, I have enjoyed using a keyword search for communists since usually there is something funny or dated.  I came across this title.  Any Cold War era publication is usually interesting.  Even though I was just a kid during the 60’s, the paranoia was flying high and to associate anyone or anything with communism was essentially evil.  This book fits neatly in the time frame of post war red scare.  McCarthy started his witch hunt in 1950 (and was censured in 1954) and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953.  No doubt any collection highlighting the cold war hysteria should include this, but I think it is probably more appropriate for an academic audience or a large public library.  My particular copy had seen better days…. probably the result of some poorly trained commie librarians and all their talk about information wanting to be free.  I love when our expert librarians give us the whole story… please comment!

Mary

Here are the blurbs from the book jacket:

Communist Music

Communism, Hypnotism, and the Beatles
Noebel
1965

I can understand this book being in certain university or special library collections, but public libraries? Hmmm…

It doesn’t show on the book cover, but WorldCat shows a sub-title of:
“an analysis of the Communist use of music, the Communist master music plan,” (exactly like that, with the hanging comma at the end.)

What does show on the cover is the phrase “A Christian Crusade Publication.” Another Christian Crusade Publication is this one:

 

The Facts About Communism and Our Churches
Hargis
1962

I read more about this “Christian Crusades” group here.  Apparently Hargis “claimed that the Democrats, Republicans, anyone who had any wealth and George Washington were all Communists” but then the group was about to go under because of Hargis’s uncontrolled spending.

Thank you, submitter!
Holly