Title HARDBOILED AMERICA: The Lurid Years of Paperbacks
Binding Trade Paperback.
Book Condition Fine, as-new, in stiff, color-illustrated wraps. Illustrated; 144 pages, indexed. With checklist covering the years, 1929-1958.
Edition First edition, first printing: a trade paperback original.
Publisher New York/Cincinnati/Toronto/London/Melbourne: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, (1981).
Seller ID 52176.00
"Engaging, often deadly accurate appraisal of the evolution and devolution of the American paperback novel."--Chicago Sun-Times. "Balanced, intelligent, and sings like a saxophone for a lost time of comfort in the lower depths."--LA Times.
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