Here is the third of the country editor books, -- chatty, done with a certain homely humor. The setting is new, -- the Deep South, where he wandered after a couple of misplaced years at Harvard. Rand is a straightspoken small town man who totes fair and can't be bulldozed. His childhood gave him a taste of poverty; he earned his way through a southern college by peanut vending, and had two years at Harvard. And then, in Neshoba, Mississippi, he got ""ink on his hands"" and never got it off. Stories of his problems, of acquiring two allied weeklies, of county activities, of working for civic betterment, of local characters and contributors -- and throughout a liberal note as he fights the KKK, Prohibition etc. -- and makes friends all round. This book is closer in spirit to Country Editor, chatty and full of homespun humor.