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Danger is My Business [Paperback]

Lee Server
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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (27 May 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811801128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811801126
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 21.6 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,890,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Another well illustrated (color and b&w) work on popular culture. Subtitled: An Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines: 1896-1953 . Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pulps Well Served 29 Mar 2013
Format:Hardcover
Excellent history of American pulp magazines covering the first half of the C20. The book is divided into themed chapters such as detective, horror & fantasy, sci-fi etc. with riveting sketches of the industry's characters, such as the tragic writer Robert E. Howard, who created Conan and the Weird Tales illustrator Margaret Brundage, who worked in pastel. Best of all, though, are the numerous, full size, colour reproductions of the mags themselves with their fabulous and often sexy cover art. "The Shadow knows".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! Traces origins of American popular fiction. 5 July 1998
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Format:Hardcover
Meticulously researched and stylishly written. If you have any interest in the origins of science fiction, westerns, horror, terror, adventure stories or romance you should read this book. H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tennessee Williams, L. Ron Hubbard, Dashiell Hammet, and countless others got their start in the pulps. The pulps also spawned such famous characters as the Shadow, Conan, Buck Rogers, Tarzan, Doc Savage and many more. Incredible illustrations and flowing prose. A gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to the pulps !! 7 May 2006
By Sam Crawford - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Besides the great art within, the writing is fantastic. Lee Server always keeps it interesting and doesn't linger on a point too long. He provides a good overview of the pulps: what they are, how they formed, how they stayed alive, and how they died. He provides some bios of the major authors (whether or not they are collectable) and editors. And provides great information on the various genres.

If you're interested in pulps at all, i would recommend this as a great starting point before delving into this fascinating world.
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