It's a Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines : the Postwar Pulps

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Adam Parfrey
Feral House, 2003 - Art - 287 pages
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Foreword by Bruce Jay Friedman Evil criminals, damsels in distress: the detective pulp magazine turned into something new during the Cold War paranoia of the '50s and '60s, becoming men's adventure magazines. This forgotten horror-filled patriotic genre, with its sinister, torture-happy Nazis, Reds, Cubans and animals was home to three dozen titles and some of the best illustrators of the time. Revisiting these magazines and reproducing more than 150 of the best covers and interior illustrations, It's A Man's World will transport you to another world.

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User Review  - Don - Goodreads

Jolly good fun; a heady mix of bizarre homo-eroticism and 50s and 60s prejudices. Read full review

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User Review  - DR Haney - Goodreads

When I was a toddler, I was babysat by a middle-aged neighbor couple, and the husband had a collection of old magazines with covers that, as I later remembered them, featured bikini-clad Nazi chicks ... Read full review

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Since his influential collection, Apocalypse Culture, was first released in 1987, the award-winning writer Adam Parfrey has been credited for discovering and revealing the inner workings of cults and unusual pop culture histories. With "Love, Sex, Fear, Death," Parfrey has captured the cooperation of primary players in the most secretive and talked about cult of our time.

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