Secker & Warburg, 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: good, First
300 g; VIII, 304 pages, with colour illustrated dust jacket. The dust jacket has been price clipped, and is rubbed on chipped across the top edge, darkened on the spine section, and shows signs of water damage to the bottom of the rear panel. The book is slightly dusty on the top edge, but otherwise shows no signs of damage. Novel of the presidency, admittedly 50 years ago, the central figure is Billy Clelland, governor of one of the farming states in the middle west of America who has made a success of his governorship. Handsome, accessible, he conceals an inner ruthlessness in the conduct of the State's affair has beneath a hail fellow well met front of tolerance and affability. Now his name is being canvassed as a candidate for the presidency of the United States. Of this man who, believing profoundly himself, is not afraid to practice the lesser evil for what he believes the greater good, the author has drawn a remarkable portrait. -- front fold over blurb Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Not Credited. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 0219913.