New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1921. First edition. 8vo, 425pp; cloth. Some bumps and abrasions to the cloth cover; endsheets with offsetting where atape may once have been used to secure a dust jacket; lacking jacket itself. Item #204857
Nicely inscribed on the first leaf: "To Ruth Gruber from Floyd Dell, with much admiration for her true and beautifully told tales of life in the Soviet Arctic -- April 1945, Washington D.C." Gruber, prolific journalist, photographer, and humanitarian, was the first report to travel to the Arctic region of the Soviet Union in 1934, reporting for the New York Herald Tribune on developments there, the role of women in establishing new settlements, as well as the building of the gulags.