New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1933. First Edition. Historical novel telling the story of the 67-day seige of Pittsburgh, "of two hundred women and children pent up behind crumbling mud walls, face to face with starvation, plague and the torture stake - of kilted Highlanders fighting their way through a hundred miles of wilderness to save them..." (from front flap). One in a lengthy series of novels written by Swanson, detailing the colonial history of Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. An inspiration to Cecil B. DeMille, who urged Paramount to purchase film rights to the novel, and hiring Swanson to change many elements of the story into a new novel based on the screenplay for Unconquered. First Printing. Octavo (21cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in green on spine and front cover; green topstain; dustjacket; , 360pp. Subtle fading to topstain, touch of offset from jacket flaps onto endpapers, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), gently spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with toning and light soil to rear panel, and brown paper tape reinforcement to verso along spine and edges; Very Good or better. (Inventory #: 31251)
The history, literature, and art of American social movements, including Civil Rights, Feminism, Labor History, Radical Politics, and Counterculture.
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