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The Valley of Decision by  Marcia Davenport - Hardcover - 1944 - from Odds and Ends Shop and Biblio.com

The Valley of Decision

by Davenport, Marcia

Condition: Fair


Charles Scribner's Sons. Fair. 1944. Hardcover. The pages are war time paper. The spine is tight but at base has a chewed spot and a faint water spots on the bottom of the last 75 pages. The rest of the pages are clean no tears. Lots of reading left in the book. There is a date and gift inscription, an old price along with a previous owner's name on the first page. The pages and binding are tight. Pages are rough cut on middle page ends. Wartime printing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 640 pages; A saga which traces the Scott family, prototypical owners of an iron works in Pittsburgh, from 1873 to the events of Pearl Harbor. The story begins with Mary Rafferty, the daughter of steel mill workers, going to work as a maid for the wealthy Scott family which controls the mill. Mary catches the attention of handsome scion Paul Scott, but their romance is complicated by Paul's engagement to someone else and a bitter strike among the mill workers. Made in to the 1945 movie starring Greer Garson and Gregory Peck. Will combine shipping on more than one book. .

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