First Edition. Very scarce labor, politics and big business themed novel. Signed by Stone at front endpaper. ''Tom Dougherty, energetic, unscrupulous, with a shrewd insight into the motives of men, this mill worker senses his own inborn capacity for leadership, becomes a power in his ward, uses the gang to attain influence and affluence. Dougherty, candidate for governor is confronted with a mine cave in, the result of graft and inefficient inspection. Warned that his absence from his campaign means certain defeat, he leaves, to rescue the men trapped in that damp underground passageway, fellow workers'. This copy with homemade printed (with woodblock illustration of a house) Christmas card laid in from 1932 from Major and Mrs. Howard Calhoun Davidson. Eventually becoming a Major General, Davidson led the 7th Fighter Command in the Pacific theater of World War Two and was later named commander of the 10th Air Force. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket.