New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1931. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm); green cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in red and yellow on spine and front cover; red topstain; 350, pp. Spine gently sunned, boards slightly shelfworn, with a few faint stains and scuffs to front cover; Very Good+.
"The final installment in what Tully considered his five-volume autobiographical cycle (following Beggars of Life, Circus Parade, Shanty Irish and Shadows of Men), this book essentially picked up where Shanty Irish had left off, following the passage of young Jim from a Cincinnati orphanage through his time on the road (and in the boxing ring), to the moment when he resolves to "write or starve" (PROUTY 8).