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The Turn of the Balance by  Brand [SOCIAL FICTION] [CRIME & THE UNDERWORLD] WHITLOCK - First Edition - 1907 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

The Turn of the Balance

by [SOCIAL FICTION] [CRIME & THE UNDERWORLD] WHITLOCK, Brand

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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1907. First Edition. Hardcover. The travails of a small-time gangster and his German immigrant family in an unidentified Midwestern town. Whitlock, a progressive social critic who played a role in convincing governor John Altgeld to pardon the Haymarket bombers, offers a thoughtful analysis of the economic and societal forces that push his poor immigrant protagonist into a life of crime. HANNA 3779. SMITH W-544. Original gilt-stamped cloth; 622pp; illus. Frontispiece and six illustrations hors-texte by Jay Hambridge. One plate loose, else a tight, lightly worn copy, VG to NF.




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