Publication: Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002,
First edition. 8vo. Bright red cloth, titles stamped in black on the spine, black front and rear endpapers, xxi [blank], 315 pp., preface, introduction, illustrated from photographs, afterglow, epilogue. The story of Mildred Clark Cusey is the story of one woman's personal tragedies and triumphs as an orphan, a Harvey girl waitress on the Santa Fe railroad, a prostitute with innumerable paramours, and a highly successful bordello businesswoman. The candid language and sordid details present a true and complete representation of the business of prostitution as it was practiced in the West from the 1920s to the 1970s. Fine, bright copy in dust jacket. An exceptional copy.
Inventory Number: 49762