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Title:
The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch
Author:
Taylor, Gregory S., author.
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9780813048703
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Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2014] (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
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1 online resource (pages cm)
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Book collections on Project MUSE.
Contents:
Introduction: The most dangerous man in America -- Childhood and youth, 1903-1924 -- The Hawaiian Communist League, 1924-1927 -- "Paul Crouch, Bolshevik," 1927-1932 -- District organizer, 1932-1937 -- Questioning communism, 1938-1947 -- "Then came the conversion," 1947-1949 -- Professional informant, 1950-1951 -- Limelight, 1952-1953 -- Atomic secrets, 1953-1954 -- "Let me at him!" 1954 -- "Is Paul Crouch reliable?" 1954 -- "A lonely and despised man," 1955 and beyond.
Abstract:
Taylor traces the life of Paul Crouch (1903-1955), an infamous paid informant for the federal government during the McCarthy era. Taylor not only highlights Crouch's unusual life, but also examines the dangers of ideologues.
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Paul Crouch (1903-1955) was the quintessential anticommunist paid government informer. A naïve, ill-educated recruit who found a family, a livelihood, and a larger romantic cause in the Communist Party, he spent more than fifteen years organizing American workers, meeting with Soviet leaders, and trying to infiltrate the U.S. military with Communist soldiers.


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