BLACK RIVER by Carleton Boals

BLACK RIVER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A good follow-up for the readers of OIL FOR THE LAMPS OF CHINA, though the theme of this is more the relations of the invading Americans and the Mexican natives who are sacrificed for the oil that enriches their lands. Big Business out for power and devil take the hindermost -- the tawdry life of a boom town -- the change of atmosphere when a happy, lazy farming land is changed to a blot on the landscape, the prey of crude money grabbers. A full canvas, highly colored, and bearing the note of authenticity, for Beals knows whereof he writes.

Pub Date: Feb. 27th, 1934
Publisher: Lippincott