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The Ten-Cent Plague

The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America

The Ten-Cent Plague( )
Author: Hajdu, David
Seroy, Jeffrey
ISBN:978-0-312-42823-5
Publication Date:Feb 2009
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $23.00
Book Description:

The story of the rise and fall of those comic books has never been fully told -- untilThe Ten-Cent Plague. David Hajdu's remarkable new book vividly opens up the lost world of comic books, its creativity, irreverence, and suspicion of authority.

In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created--in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. No sooner had this new...
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Book Details
Pages:464
Detailed Subjects: Comics & Graphic Novels / Anthologies
Literary Criticism / General
Social Science / Popular Culture
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.54 x 8.22 x 0.78 Inches
Book Weight:0.814 Pounds
Author Biography
Hajdu, David (Author)
David Hajdu is the author of the award-winning "Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn" (FSG, 1996, North Point Press, 1997). Lately he has written for "The New York Times Magazine", "The New York Review of Books"; & "Vanity Fair". He lives in New York City.

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