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The Great American Paperback: An Illustrated Tribute to Legends of the Book

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Book News Annotation:

Lupoff (critic, novelist, screenwriter, and broadcast veteran) chronicles the growth of the paperback industry from its 19th-century forerunners to its glory days of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. About 600 color reproductions of covers accompany the text. The 11 chapters detail the story of paperback publishing and tell how a U.S. Senate Committee was appointed to investigate the industry for allegedly corrupting the nation's youth, how two publishing titans dominated the paperback scene for over 30 years, how publishers still try to offer books that range from great literature to vulgar entertainment in a colorful and relatively inexpensive form, and many other stories. Oversize: 9.25x12.25<">.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Few realized in 1938 that a revolution was about to take place. A little book appeared in drugstores and on newsstands that would fit into the jacket pocket of an ordinary person. There was no real binding, no dust jacket, just a colorful, laminated cover. It was an experiment, and the pocket book was born. From the glittering images of square-jawed cowboys to the gritty slum-dwellers of social realism, "The Great American Paperback" is a bountiful museum of over 600 brilliant covers, each of them a miniature gem, evocative of the fashions and attitudes of its era. This book is destined to become a classic among librarians, graphic designers, and bibliophiles alike.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781888054507
Subtitle:
(an illustrated tribute to legends of the book )
Author:
Lupoff, Richard A.
Publisher:
Collectors Press
Location:
Portland, Or.
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Mass Media - Newspapers
Subject:
Publishing
Subject:
Publishers and publishing
Subject:
Popular literature
Subject:
Book covers
Subject:
Paperbacks
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
00-486
Publication Date:
c2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
319 p.
Dimensions:
12.29x9.37x1.33 in. 4.54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Few realized in 1938 that a revolution was about to take place. A little book appeared in drugstores and on newsstands that would fit into the jacket pocket of an ordinary person. There was no real binding, no dust jacket, just a colorful, laminated cover. It was an experiment, and the pocket book was born. From the glittering images of square-jawed cowboys to the gritty slum-dwellers of social realism, "The Great American Paperback" is a bountiful museum of over 600 brilliant covers, each of them a miniature gem, evocative of the fashions and attitudes of its era. This book is destined to become a classic among librarians, graphic designers, and bibliophiles alike.
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