Trans. by R. Daglish. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1953. 8vo. Blue fabrikoid binding, stamped in black & white, bevelled edges. 495 p. Very good in lightly worn d.w. 
Novel which chronicles the lives of a working-class family of shipbuilders who "before the Revolution endured all the horrors of capitalist exploitation, who fought for Soviet power, who helped to establish and strengthen it... The story unfolds against the background of a great event in the lives of the shipyard workers - the gigantic reconstruction of the shipyard. Showing his characters in workshop and club, in their studies and personal lives, Kochetov conveys a broad picture of the life of modern Soviet workers in a way that is both vivid and convincing," according to the dust wrapper blurb.