New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, (1947).. (1947).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a color pictorial dust wrapper by Thomas Hart Benton. The head & tail of the spine are creased & slightly chipped. The dust jacket is slightly rubbed around the edges & very lightly chipped. xii & 372 pages. The striking pictorial color endpapers and the full-page and textual illustrations in black & white are by Thomas Hart Benton. Very good.
Book Find Club edition, revised and enlarged.
"The true, exciting, and sometimes tragic story of plain Americans--the people who cleared the land, turned the ground, built the factories, and struggled hard for existence and happiness. It is also the story of big business and the conflict between men and monopoly..." [From the dust wrapper copy]. This revised and enlarged edition adds a section on the years from 1932 to the time of publication, including consideration of Franklin D. Roosevelt's reforms. Thomas Hart Benton, an artist famous for his vision of American life, contributes the illustrations. Dust jacket present.