Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1941. First edition. **MISSING PAGES 37-43.** The book that grew from Agee's 1936 assignment for Fortune Magazine documenting conditions faced by sharecropping families in the south during the "dust bowl." Agee and Evans (on loan from the federal government, according to the jacket flap) spent eight weeks researching, mainly among three white sharecropping families who were mired in desperate poverty. Agee's words and Evans' stark images of stoic faces in desperate conditions continue to haunt. If it weren't for the missing pages would be near fine with silver lettering bright and pages just showing some minor aging. In slightly spine-toned dust jacket with professional removal of tape and repair to a few small chips, rendering it near fine.