New York: A.L. Burt Co., 1919. Hardcover. 8vo. Pictorial red cloth with yellow lettering, in pictorial red and grey jacket. Edgewear and heavy scuffing to jacket, with several small tears to edges and spine. Dampstaining to jacket verso and cloth of back cover. Front hinge starting. Two previous ownership signatures to ffep. Pages toned. Good plus overall. Good + / good +. Item #23850
Romance between a young aviator and a girl who proves her pro-war and patriotic bona fides by choosing her country (and love) over her father, a treasonous German agent: Most of the Germans, she says, are "arrogant beasts...I've read their books." Set in a financially flourishing Detroit and published during the first World War, urging heroic self-sacrifice for young men and women alike and condemning any and all anti-war sentiments as motivated by venality, cowardice, or disloyalty.