Elgin, IL: Brethren Publishing House, 1948. Second printing, a year after the first. Small octavo; green cloth, titles decoratively stamped in gilt to front cover; 95pp. Spine sunned, with mild toning to board edges; contents unmarked but lightly foxed throughout; a just VG copy.
The National Book Award-winning poet's first book, a slightly fictionalized account of his service in the Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector during WW2. This book, which was also Stafford's Master's thesis at the University of Kansas, predates his first published poetry collection by more than 15 years.