First Edition. Author's second novel. "Norman "Beaut" McGregor, a young man discontented with the powerlessness and lack of personal ambition among the miners of his hometown. After moving to Chicago he discovers his purpose is to empower workers by having them march in unison. Major themes of the novel include the organization of laborers, eradication of disorder, and the role of the exceptional man in society." This copy signed by Anderson at half title. W. H. E. designed bookplate of Harry Bacon Collamore (noted book collector, library benefactor and steel company executive) at front pastedown. Near Fine in Good dustjacket, paper tape at verso of spine, closed tears at lower spine area, soiling to panels, some shallow edge chips.