Friedman’s skill in populating her chapters with not only intriguing protagonists but a full cast of supporting characters results in an engrossingly textured account of the early Cold War. Freeing the era from the straightjacket of conformity to which it has been confined by hindsight and historiography, Citizenship in Cold War America reveals a society more fractious than anxious.
Susan L. Carruthers
Susan L. Carruthers is professor and graduate director of the graduate program in American Studies at Rutgers University’s Newark College of Arts and Sciences. She is author of three books, including the recently updated edition of The Media at War (Basingstoke: Palgrave/Macmillan, March 2011).
Posts by Susan L. Carruthers
The first woman to paint the official portrait of a U.S. president, Greta Kempton also painted Cabinet officials, governors, senators, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, two Postmasters General, a Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. But what would have happened if she had painted a self-portrait?