Binding is hardcover and has light shelfwear to edges. DJ has top front left piece missing, also some shelfwear to edges. Pages tight and clean but yellowed due to age. BCE/BOMC. 218 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1957. ISBN: 0. The author has told the driving story of a relentlessly ambitious man and his impact on his town and his state. You may know a Rocky Slade or you may not. But there is always one like him around the corner, waiting for the break that will catapult him to power.