Minor edgewear, corners bumped. Pictorial pastedown shows Great Plains farm scene with a tornado touching down out of a glowering sky. DJ has edgewear with some chipping; bottom edge of front flap clipped. A clean, unmarked copy.
"All the color and violence and drama of the High Plains country, emerging from raw frontier days into the 20th century, are caught in this story of Jericho, Kansas, and of a struggle for power between two of its leading citizens. This personal feud between two men involved the whole town and state, but especially it concerned the dominant women in their lives—the charming but coldly calculating Algeria, sure of her position among the socially elect; Belle, a weakling ruled by her mother; and the vibrant, high-spirited Julia, who paid a high price for the love she wanted. . . . This novel has action and excitement as well as an appealing romantic interest. The tension mounts through two murders, a man-hunt, political shenanigans, and all the wily tricks of an ambitious woman, to a final courtroom drama in which Julia appeals for justice with all the honesty and sincerity of her womanhood."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall