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The Resource A conspiratorial life : Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the revolution of American conservatism, Edward H. Miller

A conspiratorial life : Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the revolution of American conservatism, Edward H. Miller

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A conspiratorial life : Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the revolution of American conservatism
Title
A conspiratorial life
Title remainder
Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the revolution of American conservatism
Statement of responsibility
Edward H. Miller
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This biography of Robert Welch, the founder of the John Birch Society, documents how his idiosyncratic philosophizing infused right-wing politics in America. Edward H. Miller explores every aspect of Welch, detailing his youthful egotism; his innovations in candy-making; his mix of brilliance and incompetence; and the development of his raging political beliefs. The John Birch Society was long seen as occupying the farthest reaches of the political spectrum, blending paleo-conservatism, libertarianism, paranoia, and rabid anti-Communism. Miller demonstrates how the Society became central to Republican grassroots operations and how Welch became a guiding light of the right, on a par with William F. Buckley"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Miller, Edward H.
Dewey number
320.53092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.W436
LC item number
M56 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Welch, Robert
  • John Birch Society
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Conservatism
  • United States
  • Welch, Robert
  • John Birch Society
  • Conservatism
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Politics and government
  • Right-wing extremists
  • United States
Label
A conspiratorial life : Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the revolution of American conservatism, Edward H. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chowan County North Carolina, 1700-1899 -- Stockton, 1899-1910 -- Elizabeth City, Raleigh, Annapolis, 1910-1919 -- The Candyman, 1919-1927 -- Professional breakdown and the Great Depression, 1928-1940 -- America first, 1940-1945 -- Postwar dreams and delusions, 1946-1950 -- The candidate, 1950 -- May God forgive us, 1951-1952 -- There's just something about Ike, 1952 -- A Republican looks at his president, 1953-1954 -- The saga of John Birch, 1954 -- Adventures in the Far East, 1954-1955 -- Arrivals and departures, 1955-1958 -- The Indy eleven, 1957-1959 -- Revelations, 1959-1960 -- Goldwater in '60, 1960 -- Staccato jabs, 1961-1962 -- Succession? 1961-1962 -- "Where were you in '62?," 1962 -- Revolution in the streets and the paranoid style in Belmont, 1963 -- Two Novembers, 1963-1964 -- Nadir, 1965-1966 -- Avenging the insiders, 1966-1968 -- The fifty-foot cabin cruiser, 1969-1975 -- Bunker, 1970-1978 -- Making morning in America..., 1970-1985 -- Epilogue
Control code
on1241244784
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
456 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226448862
Lccn
2021017533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
A conspiratorial life : Robert Welch, the John Birch Society, and the revolution of American conservatism, Edward H. Miller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chowan County North Carolina, 1700-1899 -- Stockton, 1899-1910 -- Elizabeth City, Raleigh, Annapolis, 1910-1919 -- The Candyman, 1919-1927 -- Professional breakdown and the Great Depression, 1928-1940 -- America first, 1940-1945 -- Postwar dreams and delusions, 1946-1950 -- The candidate, 1950 -- May God forgive us, 1951-1952 -- There's just something about Ike, 1952 -- A Republican looks at his president, 1953-1954 -- The saga of John Birch, 1954 -- Adventures in the Far East, 1954-1955 -- Arrivals and departures, 1955-1958 -- The Indy eleven, 1957-1959 -- Revelations, 1959-1960 -- Goldwater in '60, 1960 -- Staccato jabs, 1961-1962 -- Succession? 1961-1962 -- "Where were you in '62?," 1962 -- Revolution in the streets and the paranoid style in Belmont, 1963 -- Two Novembers, 1963-1964 -- Nadir, 1965-1966 -- Avenging the insiders, 1966-1968 -- The fifty-foot cabin cruiser, 1969-1975 -- Bunker, 1970-1978 -- Making morning in America..., 1970-1985 -- Epilogue
Control code
on1241244784
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
456 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226448862
Lccn
2021017533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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