WINGS ON MY FEET: Black Ulysses at the Wars.
Edition: First edition.
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1929.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Told in a dialect so free-flowing, it almost becomes a song, this is the story of a black conscript in Europe in the first World War, digging trenches, building bridges, unloading ships, but not afraid of war because he has known fighting and trouble all his life. In addition to writing three novels, Odum was a noted sociologist at the University of North Carolina, where one of his focuses was black southern folklore. Striking yellow, blue and white art deco endpapers and wraparound dust jacket art. 309 pp.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (some fading to the edges of the blue cloth, and a bit of rubbing and edgewear to the dj, but still a tight, clean and very attractive copy of an uncommon book.)