SECOND SHIFT by Phyllis Crawford
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Industrial story of today, set in the Mid-West, in 1942. A youthful budding journalist is so inspired by a ""story"" she is assigned on a local hero, that she throws up her job and finds a niche in a defense plant. The story is realistic, unglamorous, detailed, and what plot there is stems directly out of the job, yes, even to the romantic touch at the close. One gets a real feel of the daily grind, of the other workers, of the disillusionment in labor restrictions on speed-up, on the adjustment to successive assignments, etc. A wholly new type of story for Phyllis Crawford-and more power to her. It's good reading -- and good for today's youthful reader.

Pub Date: Oct. 11th, 1943
Publisher: Holt