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redunderthebedFINALHow Communists Frightened the Canadian Establishment, 1928-32

By Lita-Rose Betcherman

 

An engaging account of a formative period in Canada’s political history, just as important as Senator McCarthy’s Red Scare was in the US. This is an unbiased account of midnight arrests, imprisonment without trial, and forced deportation faced by those whose only crimes were unpopular political opinions.

The interviews with participants, the descriptions of street fights, and contentious court trials, prompted the Globe and Mail to note: “Rarely has the ambiance of an epoch been evoked with such a range of color.” The Montreal Gazette called it, “A pungent and often rollicking account of panic, zealotry and high confusion in both the Left and Right.”

For its important lessons in human rights and the abuses of government power, Quill and Quire said it is “a powerful and disturbing book.”


 

Reviews for Reds under the Bed:

“A pungent and often rollicking account of panic, zealotry, and high confusion in both the Left and Right.”

Montreal Gazette

“A valuable  book sympathetic to neither side.”

Montreal Gazette

“A powerful and disturbing book.”

Quill and Quire

“An absorbing book that sounds a timely warning.”

Books in Canada

“Rarely has the ambiance of an epoch been evoked with such a range of colour”

Globe and Mail


 

Reds Under the Bed is available from the following vendors:

Kindle

Kobo 

Smashwords

Nook (Barnes and Noble)

Diesel

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