New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1942. First printing. Hardcover. Inscribed to the publishers "To The Sloan of Duell Sloan & Pearce with the complete good wishes of the author, Because Duell & Pearce didn't ask me Erskine Caldwell" on front free endpaper. Octavo. (4) 230pp. Original gray cloth with red lettering and ruling on spine, in original illustrated dustjacket, white lettering on spine.
Eyewitness story of a famous American novelist. As he explains, in the lead paragraph of this remarkable account: "For several years I had a growing desire to visit the Soviet Union, but it was not until the first week in 1941 that I finally decided that the time had come for me to go. My reason for going then was that I wished to see Moscow before the Germans began their attack on the Russians. I believed this would take place before the year was over." Here then is the story of that vast drama he went to see, a full, uncensored, and extraordinary story of those fateful months." (Publisher).
Dustjacket,PRICED $2.50, with light wear along edges, quarter inch closed tear at top of front cover near spine, small chips at tail of spine, very light creasing except the inside flap folded over at edge by a quarter inch; lightly rubbed. Binding lightly sunned along edges and remnants of paper sticker at tail of spine and back cover near spine. Endpapers lightly age-toned. Good+ to very good condition. Item #49118