Anderson, Jack and May, Ronald W.
McCarthy: the Man, the Senator, the "Ism"
. Boston: The Beacon Press, 1952 (Readable biography of "Tail Gunner Joe" McCarthy, written before the Army-McCarthy affair. It includes a useful "pro and con" appendix.)
The American Inquisition 1945-1960: A Profile of the McCarthy Era
. New York: Thunder Mouth Press, 1973 (Foundations, institutionalization, chronology of McCarthy Era inquisition. It includes extensive primary source documents e.g. loyalty board transcripts, press conferences.)
The American Nightmare: Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and the Politics of Hate
. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973 (The rise and fall of Joseph R. McCarthy, a biography, with photo illustrations)
Hollywood Exile, or, How I Learned to Love the Blacklist: A Memoir.
University of Texas Press, 1999 (Memoir of a blacklisted Hollywood producer/writer who did more than just survive)
The Politics of Fear: Joseph R. McCarthy and the Senate
. Lexington, Kentucky: University of Kentucky Press, 1970 (McCarthy's career, focus on the Senate and the Army-McCarthy hearings)
Practica Inquisitionis Heretice Pravitatis
, trans. Peter Amann, in The Medieval World and its Transformations, ed. Gerald M. Straka, Vol. II of Western Society: Institutions and Ideals. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1967 (Instructions on how to conduct an effective inquisitorial interrogation. Great for primary source material on the methods of legalized persecution.)
. New York: Bantam Books, 1976 (A riveting memoir of the famous playwright's confrontation with The House Un-American Activities Committee)
Ordeal by Slander
. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950 (A memoir by a top American State Department expert on China. Lattimore was accused by McCarthy of being the most important Soviet spy in the U.S.)
. New York: Penguin Books, 1952 (Drama of the Salem Witch Trials and the baseless charges and hysteria that brought them about. The volume includes many useful critical essays, some of which discuss the parallels with the McCarthy Era.)
Levy, Leonard W.
Origins of the Fifth Amendment: The Right Against Self Incrimination
. Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 1999 (Study of the historical origins of the Fifth Amendment and the Constitutional framers' intent)