She Rode a White Horse

By: Tyler, Evelyn

Price: $100.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

[nice clean tight book, with only minimal shelfwear; jacket shows some traces of wear along spine edges, but still bright and attractive overall]. This "powerful novel of a beautiful woman in politics" tells the story of a woman who accepts the offer of a nomination to Congress from the Democratic Party boss in her Manhattan district. An idealist who worshipped FDR, she believes this is her chance "to ride a white horse toward a better world." The first obstacle to her fiery ambition is actually that party boss himself (who in the book's first exchange of dialogue addresses her as "cookie"!), and she soon runs smack up against "the complexities and compromise of political life," including the corruption within the party itself. One of her primary antagonists, interestingly, is another woman, a brilliant and powerful publicity director, and she also has to put up with some shit from her own husband. By the way, this isn't one of those "large unnamed city" kinds of books: it's set in New York, and is geographically very specific: our heroine lives on West 103rd St., her publicity-woman adversary has an apartment on Orange Street in Brooklyn Heights, and hotels, restaurants and other locales are called out by name. The author's jacket blurb explains that she herself had been a candidate for the state legislature "some years ago," which provided her with a great deal of background knowledge for this novel, her first and only.

Title: She Rode a White Horse

Author: Tyler, Evelyn

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj) Morton Kunstler

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: (c.1952)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 24986

Keywords: Politics Women