Third Printing, "April 1915". W. Herbert Dunton dustjacket art, color frontis and illustrations. An extremely uncommon novel of the American west and the career of "Jim Manning, U. S. Reclamation Service engineer, and the problems, engineering and human, that he has to face. Mrs. Willsie has gone a long way toward answering the questions: What is an American? What will become of the American people?" The novel follows the construction of a big dam intended to reclaim desert land, but in Manning's single minded devotion to his job he loses track of what's inportant in his life. Dunton artwork depicting the engineer with a Native American. Very Good, front endpaper with creases, few pages with spotting, light stain to fore-edge of pages, in Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, small abrasion at top front panel.