The span of a man's life, from his dramatic stand which broke up the revival at the community Meeting House in 1870, to his death, lusty to the end, in 1920 -- true to his traditions, staunch to the principles which he felt responsible for success, as he interpreted it -- this is first and foremost Gus Bragdon's story. But it is more than that. It is Maine, reduced to basic elements; it is the crystalization of one facet of America's backbone; it is the story of that small but vital nucleus of the people that stay where Fate has put them, of the people that keep the boat from rocking. Written with a vigorous and pungent simplicity, such as characterized As The Forth Turns, this story seems better integrated, more catholic in appeal, a maturer book, destined for a wider market. It establishes Gladys Hasty Carroll unquestionably in the ranks where her last book indicated she belonged. On the success of the earlier sales, you can depend on this as a certain best seller, and safely assure your customers that it is just as good if not better than the other. Publishers backing it with advertising and sales aids to the trade.