Author: COHN, Roy Title: McCarthy Publication: (New York): New American Library, (1968) Edition: First Edition. A crisp, clean copy, near fine, with very gentle edgewear. In a near fine dust jacket, with a touch of rubbing.
This copy SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Cohn in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper: To George Fairbank - Best wishes - Roy Cohn. Cohn was Joe McCarthy's right-hand man, a lawyer and fixer, whose anticommunism was just as strong as that of the senator from Wisconsin.
This book, Cohn's first, is a "behind-the-scenes" look at HUAC and the Army-McCarthy Hearings, in which Cohn carefully carves out his own legacy as it relates to, and is separate from McCarthy's, describing in great detail where he thinks the senator went too far. Cohn rose to prominence as the prosecutor in the Rosenberg case, and went on to spend a life on the political hard right, but lived a secret life as a gay man.
He died of AIDS in 1986, having never publicly acknowledged his homosexuality nor his role in paving the way for the Reagan revolution and its virulently anti-gay religious supporters. Cohn was also a lawyer for--and an early mentor to--the young Donald Trump during his early years in business. Cohn was memorably played by Al Pacino in the HBO miniseries adaptation of Tony Kushner's play Angels in America.
Books signed by Cohn are quite scarce. Near fine / near fine. As a small, independent bookseller in Cleveland, Ohio, I deal in general used, rare, and antiquarian books, autographs, manuscripts, pamphlets, and personal and family papers in all subjects.
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