VALLEY OF POWER by Kleanor Buckles


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A competent if somewhat standardized first novel of the TVA, and of one man's fight against the hardheaded independence of the mountain people who resented the outsiders and their attempt to save their land. Root Jonas, engineer, assumes the job of moving the mountain families off the reservoir land, meets antagonism and refusal centered particularly in Purse Ballard, whose daughter Sandrey is caught between loyalty to her father and attraction to Root. Finally, after threat of flood menaces them all, Purse recognises his bigotry, loses his life at the dam, and just in time, Root persuades the people to accept the project. In the raw, rough spoken language of the country, a sustained story with romantic angles.

Pub Date: Oct. 3rd, 1945
Publisher: Creative Age