Svobida, Lawrence AN EMPIRE OF DUST
Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1940. First edition, first printing. This copy a volume from Cecil B. De Mille's library, with his striking bookplate to pastedown. Hardcover. Mild crimp to spine crown, else nearly fine, in pictorial cloth; no dust jacket. 203 pages.
Historical-sociological account of the Dust Bowl era by the former wheat farmer. Like Steinbeck and Woody Guthrie, Svobida "blamed more than a natural drought for the catastrophe of the Dust Bowl. He indicted industrial farming."--ohiou.