Hardboiled America: the lurid years of paperbacks

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Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981 - Literary Criticism - 144 pages
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Looks at the mass market paperbacks of the forties and fifties, shows the lurid covers commonly used, and discusses the most popular writers of the period

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Contents

Preface
4
Origins of the Paperbacks
33
A Disposable Gallery
46
Copyright

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