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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:

In the years between the end of World War II and the mid-1950s, American popular culture was first created in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. But no sooner had comics emerged than they were beaten down by mass bonfires, congressional hearings, and a McCarthyish panic over their unmonitored and uncensored content. Esteemed critic David Hajdu vividly evokes the rise, fall, and rise again of comics, in this engrossing history.

Book Details
Pages:456
Detailed Subjects: Comics & Graphic Novels / Anthologies
Literary Criticism / General
Social Science / Popular Culture
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.421 x 8.112 x 0.858 Inches
Book Weight:0.805 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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