Chains of Lightning by Jonathan Brooks 1929
Chains of Lightning. Jonathan Brooks, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1929.
Jonathan Brooks is the sometime pseudonym of John Calvin Mellett, 1888-1976. Part of a prominent Indiana journalist family, Mellett graduated from Indiana University, taught at the University of Maine, worked with the federal government in Washington, D.C. during World War I, and later became active as an executive with Indiana utilities.
His short stories and novels reflect his experiences in the field of sports, in the newspaper and magazine world, in the utilities industry, and with the government during the time of President Wilson.
Jonathan Brooks extolled the values of high-minded and civic responsibility in his novels about cities feeling the pangs of industrial growth. A public utilities magnate.
Light blue cover with black title. Secure binding with a shifted spine, light worming top/bottom outer page edge and inside front cover edge. And clean clear pages. 7-1/2 x 5 with 313 pages.