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American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street

American Pulp:  How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street

by Paula Rabinowitz,
Tulsa World, December 14, 2014

Paperback books began to reach mass audiences in the United States in the 1930s. During World War II, the federal government delivered more than 140 million paperback books, designed to fit neatly into the breast or hip pockets of fatigues or navy blues, free of charge to overseas servicemen and women.

 

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