(no dust jacket) [minor shelfwear to bottom edge, green topstain somewhat uneven, spine lettering a bit dulled but still easily readable]. Novel set in 1880s Chicago, about a wheat speculator and his domination of the Chicago Board of Trade, aka "The Pit" (also the subject of Frank Norris's classic 1903 novel of that title). The protagonist's brother, a powerful department store owner, had been the subject of the author's first novel, "Sweepings," published in 1926 and adapted twice for the movies during the 1930s, with Cohen himself doing a bit of screenwriting during that d... View More...
Philadelphia/New York, Chilton Books: (c.1964)
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 24784
Condition: Very Good in Good dj
[book is moderately shelfworn, light staining along top edge of front cover, a bit of foxing/spotting to top of text block; jacket is wrinkled and somewhat grubby-looking (it had apparently gotten wet at some point), with a bit of paper loss at spine extremities]. (B&W photographs, facsimiles) The behind-the-scenes story of the salacious and sensationalistic New York tabloid of the 1920s, which took yellow journalism to new highs (i.e. lows), yet also nurtured some major journalistic (and other) talents, among them Walter Winchell, Ed Sullivan, and future film directors Samuel Fuller and John... View More...