The Age of Suspicion. James A. Wechsler.

The Age of Suspicion

New York: Random House, 1953. First Edition, First Printing.

Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches; 208 x 138 mm), 332, [2] pages, in black cloth, titles to spine, in an unclipped dust jacket (hard cover).

Autobiography of newspaper editor James Wechsler (1915-1983), who ran the New York Post when it was a leading voice of liberal anticommunism. Wechsler had joined the Young Communist League while he was a student at Columbia, but he renounced communism some years later. Nonetheless, Senator Joseph McCarthy hauled Wechsler before his Senate committee to grill him on his alleged communist sympathies. Wechsler fought back and continued to battle McCarthyism in his journalism career.

CONDITION: Some rubbing to cloth, tiny stains to top and bottom edges but internally clean and unmarked. The unclipped dust jacket has some rubbing, a few nicks, some soiling to the front and rear panels, and age-toning to the verso. Near Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. Item #87

Price: $40.00

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