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Danger Is My Business: An Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines

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Pulp magazines were produced by the fiction factories that thrived from the turn of the century until the early 1950s. Written by people now best forgotten but also by those who went on to better things — like Raymond Chandler, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Dashiell Hammett — these Westerns, detective stories, and fantasies in Lee Server’s Danger Is My Business: An Illustrated History of the Fabulous Pulp Magazines had more than their share of dash and daring and boasted illustrations to match. The text for this fan’s history of the pulps is strikingly smart — a history of popular taste and culture in miniature. A