The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America by David Hajdu

The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America

David Hajdu
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In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first createdin the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books.

Author Biography

David Hajdu is the author of “Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn” and “Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina,” He is the music critic for “The New Republic,” and he teaches at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America