Ben Mankiewicz's 6 favorite books
Tender Comrades edited by Patrick McGilligan and Paul Buhle (Univ. of Minn., $30). Somehow the shame of the Hollywood blacklist remains unknown to millions of movie lovers. This oral history collection tells the story with an intimacy that only those who were blacklisted could convey. The upside is that the pitiful deceit of the House Un-American Activities Committee makes you feel better about Congress today.