YOUNG AMES by Walter B. Edmonds


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New York city background for a story of the days when Andrew Jackson was ""that man in the White House"", and when world traffic played around the city wharfs, as great shipping houses vied with each other for control of the commodity markets. Young Ames was an apprentice, not always as honest as he might have been, with a driving ambition to get out of his junior clerkship by some means. But he shapes up well in a story with well paced plot, good characterization and a romance that might have been stereotyped and isn't. good yarn against an authentic background of New York of street riots, the great fire, the inundation of immigrants.

Publisher: Little, Brown