U.S. At War: Beginner Wins

In the State that the natives call West-By-God Virginia, a machine politico named Matthew Mansfield Neely was licked in his race for the U.S. Senate. New Dealer Neely is a man of furious loves and hates: he likes the New Deal, flashy clothes; hates any West Virginia politico who crosses him. To Matt Neely, in & out of public office since 1908, defeat was bad enough; worse was the fact that it was administered by a handsome, young (47 years old) lawyer making his first political campaign, a Republican upstart with liberal leanings and a storybook name: Chapman Revercomb.

Verbose Matt Neely...