New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1937. 329p., first edition, heavily chipped and worn dj. *Prestridge 91. Hanna 1917.
"A novel with no redeeming qualities. Strikers speak in a jargon straight out of the author's own head and are all stupid, lazy, malicious, coarse, brutal, greedy and spiteful. The shoe company officials are crisp, decisive, disciplined, penetrating. The company men announce their goals as 'ferreting out the dissatisfaction and arranging to stifle, distract, squash or kill it.' Violent scenes are described in loving and sickening detail." *Blake 261. Novel 'inspired' by Jeter's hatred of Jack Conroy.