New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1948. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.25cm); green cloth, with titles stamped in yellow on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [iv],352pp. A few pinpoint rubs to spine ends, else Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket, unclipped (priced $3.00), with a shallow loss to crown, a few small nicks and closed tears.
Attractive copy of Saxton's second book, which "has as its background the city of Chicago and the yards of one of the midcontinent railroads from the year 1912 to the outbreak of World War II. The rather complex web of lives and events, spun out within an arbitrarily shifting time sequence, is primarily centered on the relationship between Communist railroad worker, Dave Spaas, and his wife Stephanie, although considerable attention ih the first half of the book is also given to Dave's Negro comrade, Pledger McAdams, whose gradula acceptance of white men and of Communism is effectively handled" (Rideout, p.268). HANNA 3127.