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Over My Dead Body: The Sensational Age of the American Paperback: 1945-1955

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The American paperback went through a brief but gloriously subversive era during the 1940s and '50s when publishers wooed post-World War II veterans with cheap, pocket-sized paperbacks sporting lurid covers and shocking titles. But this era also spawned such great writers as Mickey Spillane, Philip K. Dick and Jack Kerouac. 100 photographs.
Paperback, 108 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Chronicle Books (CA)
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This is a great pictorial collection of old paperback covers, with some historical notes by Server, including brief interviews with some pulp writers, that are great fun to read. A priceless collection and well worth a browse.
Mike Jensen
A fun book that reproduced many lurid paperback covers, and that is its strength. There is not enough substance to the text for this book to be truly satisfying.
Larry Webber
Nice overview of the pulp paperback days with terrific reproductions of covers galore. Recommended for context!
The guy's a bit of a wienie at times, but not too bad (considering).
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Lee Server specialises in books on popular culture and literary history.

He is the critically acclaimed author of such as 'Danger Is My Business: The Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines' (1993), 'Over My Dead Body: The Sensational Age of the American Paperback' (1995) and the biography 'Robert Mitchum: Baby, I Don't Care' (2001).
More about Lee Server...
Ava Gardner Robert Mitchum: "Baby I Don't Care" Danger Is My Business: An Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines: 1896-1953 Asian Pop Cinema: Bombay to Tokyo Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers

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