Two-Bit Culture: The Paperbacking of America

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Houghton Mifflin, 1984 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 430 pages
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Looks at the phenomenon of the paperback revolution and examines the impact and implications of papberbacks on modern American culture in the past and future

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User Review  - Carl_Hayes - LibraryThing

Interesting but way too dry and padded. I can't stand books that say something in 10 pages that could have much more effectively been said in 1 page. Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Violano - Goodreads

Just rediscovered this title on my bookshelf. Great history on the paperbacking of publishing after WWII. Filled with stories and anecdotes on bestsellers, authors, agents and publishers. The movers ... Read full review


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Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of "A Nation Rising"; "America's Hidden History"; and "Don't Know Much About(R) History", which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About(R) series for adults and children. A resident of New York City and Dorset, Vermont, Davis frequently appears on national television and radio and has been a commentator on NPR's "All Things Considered". He blogs regularly at

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