A good American family : the red scare and my father / David Maraniss.

By: Maraniss, David
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster paperbacks, 2020. ©2019Description: 416 p., 16 unnumbered p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cmISBN: 9781501178399Report number: BV-Winter/Spring 21Subject(s): Maraniss, David -- Family | Maraniss, Elliott, 1918-2004 | House. -- Committee on Un-American Activities | United States. -- CongressGenre/Form: History. | Biographies.Summary: Elliott Maraniss, David's father, a WWII veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years. Yet he never lost faith in America and emerged on the other side with his family and optimism intact.
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Elliott Maraniss, David's father, a WWII veteran who had commanded an all-black company in the Pacific, was spied on by the FBI, named as a communist by an informant, called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, fired from his newspaper job, and blacklisted for five years. Yet he never lost faith in America and emerged on the other side with his family and optimism intact.

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