I Married a Communist (Paperback)
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Short Description for I Married a Communist Radio actor Iron Rinn is a roughneck blighted by a brutal personal secret from which he is perpetually in flight. An idealistic Communist turned popular performer, he marries America's reigning radio actress and silent movie star, Eve Frame. However, both his marriage and his life collapse.
- Published: 01 September 2004
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099287834 ISBN 10: 0099287838
- Sales rank: 58,362
Full description for I Married a Communist
I Married a Communist is the story of the rise and fall of Ira Ringold, a big American roughneck who begins life as a teenage ditch digger in 1930s Newark, becomes a big-time 1940s radio star, and is destroyed, both as a performer and a man, in the McCarthy witch-hunt of the 1950s. In his heyday as a star - and as a zealous, bullying supporter of 'progressive' political causes - Ira married Hollywood's beloved silent-film star, Eve Frame. Their glamorous honeymoon in her Manhattan townhouse is short-lived, however, and it is the publication of Eve's scandalous bestselling expose that identifies him as 'an American taking his orders from Moscow'. In this story of cruelty, betrayal, and revenge spilling over into the public arena from their origins in Ira's turbulent personal life, Philip Roth has written a brilliant fictional portrayal of that treacherous post-war epoch when anti-Communist fever not only infected national politics but traumatised the intimate, innermost lives of friends and families, husbands and wives, parents and children.