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Manhood and American Political Culture in the Cold War explores the meaning of anxiety as expressed through the political and cultural language of the early cold war era. Cuordileone shows how the preoccupation with the soft, malleable American character reflected not only anti-Communism but acute anxieties about manhood and sexuality. Reading major figures like Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Adlai Stevenson, Joseph McCarthy, Norman Mailer, JFK, and many lesser known public figures, Cuordileone reveals how the era's cult of toughness shaped the political dynamics of the time and inspired a reinvention of the liberal as a cold warrior.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415926003
ISBN-10: 0415926009
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - K. A. Cuordileone

K.A. Cuordileone is Associate Professor of History, New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York.

Books By Author K. A. Cuordileone