NECESSARY FRAUD: Progressive Reform and Utah Coal.
Edition: First printing.
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - From the dust jacket "In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the State of Utah was the federal choice for what was intended to be a definitive antitrust suit aimed at quelling the power of western railroads over coal lands in the diminishing public domain. . . a legal history of land fraud in Utah's turn-of-the-century coal fields that intertwines national, regional, and local events. Necessary Fraud transcends parachialism to become a compelling exposition on the era of progressive reform. . . [which] reveals for the first time the depth of involvement of both the state of Utah and the Mormon Church in the land frauds." Warmly INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Volume Three in the series Legal History of North America. Map, photographs, notes, selected bibliography, index. xvi, 319 pp. ISBN: 0-8061-28186.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.