New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc, 1946. First Edition. The author's first book, a novel detailing the seedier side of carnival life, largely based on Gresham's own life and and experiences. Basis for the 1947 film noir directed by Edmund Goulding, starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, and Coleen Gray. The Dark Page, Vol.1, p.122-123; Hubin, p.182. First Printing, with the required publisher's device on the copyright page. Octavo; black cloth, titled and blocked in gilt and green on spine; green topstain; dustjacket; , 275, pp. Spine ends gently nudged, a bit of offsetting to pastedowns, else Near Fine with a bright, even topstain. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), gently spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with a few small nicks at crown, grubbiness to rear panel, and a few tiny tears; Very Good+. (Inventory #: 30996)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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