Sunday, April 16, 2017

Suspect Red

It is 1953 and America is at the height of McCarthyism.  Richard's father is a G-man and Richard looks up to him and wants to be like him.  But things are very confusing...  certain books are now questionable as well as movies and people.  When a new family moves in next door Richard is thrilled that Vladimir is his age.  But the family has ties to Czechoslovakia and has some pretty crazy ideas.  Richard is torn between his loyalties to his new friend and his suspicions about their activities.

I really enjoyed this.  Each chapter started with some historical background and photographs which help acclimate the reader to the time period.  One of the better books I have read about this time in US history.

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