THE BIG WHEEL by John Brooks


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A deliberate and often dull debate of political and personal principles, the interest here is chiefly ideological. Dick Peters, returned from the wars, accepts a job on his cousin's magazine, Present Day, fully aware that it represents reactionary forces. And Peters can never override his mistrust of Ed Masterson, his cousin, opportunist, fake messiah,- or perhaps sincere? It is only when the staff aligns in protest against Masterson that Masterson proves the courage of his convictions- limited though they may be- and Masterson resigns when his beliefs in the functions of his magazine are invalidated... A first novel, the earmarks of an inexpert hand are there.

Pub Date: Aug. 24th, 1949
Publisher: Harper