Philadelphia: Macrae-Smith-Company, 1938. First Edition. An unusual book aimed at guys who want to go from copy boy to ace reporter. Unusual in the sense that it combines both fiction and nonfiction. We follow Jerry, a likeable copy boy on a New Jersey daily who puts up with coarse (and frankly awful) editors and pressmen but then gets his big chance to be a reporter. Illustrated with real newsroom and technical photographs of the day. Octavo, 268 pages. Pastedowns slightly darkened on edges, otherwise Near Fine in a Good to Very Good pictorial dust jacket with several shallow chips and tears, including a 1 1/2" tear with creasing to top edge of front panel affecting "O" in "COPY." SCARCE in dust jacket. Item #674
Journalists will enjoy the depiction of Matt Hale, the city editor, who communicates primarily through growling, screaming and banging his fist on his desk. Very entertaining; most journalists have known editors like Matt Hale.