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The Troubled Air

(1951)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times Bestseller: A provocative novel about one man's struggle with courage and his conscience at the height of McCarthyism.

Clement Archer, head of a popular radio show, faces a profound dilemma: Five of his employees stand accused of being communists, and a magazine threatens disclosure unless Archer fires each and every one. Despite his efforts to meet his own moral standards and avoid self-incrimination, Archer finds himself hounded from both ends of the political spectrum for his seemingly righteous actions.

The Troubled Air, Irwin Shaw's second novel, was published immediately before the author moved to Europe, where he lived for the next twenty-five years. The story remains a powerful portrayal of a good, decent man ensnared by the hysteria and cruelty of a dark period in American history.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Irwin Shaw including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Irwin Shaw's The Troubled Air

Hardback Editions

May 1985 : UK Hardback
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Title: Troubled Air
Author(s): Irwin Shaw
ISBN: 1-85018-029-6 / 978-1-85018-029-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Inner Circle Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Troubled Air
Author(s): Irwin Shaw
ISBN: 0-450-03345-7 / 978-0-450-03345-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
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July 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Troubled Air, The
Author(s): Irwin Shaw
ISBN: 0-440-18608-0 / 978-0-440-18608-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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May 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Troubled Air
Author(s): Irwin Shaw
ISBN: 0-583-11721-X / 978-0-583-11721-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Troubled Air: A Novel
Author(s): Irwin Shaw
Publisher: Open Road Media
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