First Edition. Lydia Mess Portrait Frontispiece. Labor and social change non-fiction. "A giant Irshman form London who fought his way up from the waterfront slums to New York State Assembly and won international renown as the forceful ruler of longshoreman activities in the Port of New York during the World War. He has friends among Governors and gangsters, politicians and thieves, judges and con men, cops and palookas, authors and actors, rum runners and speakeasy folk, show girls and waitresses". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, small chip at mid spine and at top spine end.