Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1999.
A handsome first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket. Signed by author Scott Lasser directly on the title page.
Scott Lasser introduces readers to the Battle Creek, Michigan, of the early 1900s. The town, once a thriving center for the dairy industry, had seen its share of hard times by the time Lasser began his research. Yet he found that its people - farmers, mill workers, and merchants - were resilient and determined to rebuild.
The book follows the intertwined destinies of the town's residents as they face challenges such as a devastating Great Depression, a devastating flood, and the spread of the automobile. Despite these challenges, Battle Creek persevered and eventually regained its former glory. Lasser's descriptive writing brings the town and its residents to life, and his deep understanding of both history and the people who made it make this a compelling read.; 8vo; Signed by Author.