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It's a Man's World: Men's Adventure Magazines, the Postwar Pulps
By Adam Parfrey (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Feral House
Publication date August 11, 2015
Pages 311
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781627310116
ISBN-10 1627310118
Dimensions 0.75 by 8.75 by 11 in.
Weight 2.60 lbs.
Original list price $34.95
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It's a Man's World was first released in 2003 to critical acclaim and was featured on the cover of the Los Angeles Times Book Review and in the New York Times. This rich collection, filled with interviews, essays, and color reproductions of testosterone-heavy thirty-five-cent magazines with names like Man's Exploits, Rage, and Escape to Adventure (to name a few), illustrates the culture created to help veterans confront the confusion of jobs, girls, and the Cold War on their return from World War II and the Korean War.

Contributions from the original men's magazine talent like Bruce Jay Friedman, Mario Puzo, and Mort Künstler bring the reader inside the offices, showing us how the writers, illustrators, editors, and publishers put together decades of what were then called "armpit slicks." Reproductions of original paintings from Norman Saunders, Künstler, and Norm Eastman are featured within, and Bill Devine's annotated checklist of the many thousands of adventure magazines is essential for collectors of the genre.

The expanded paperback edition includes wartime illustrations and advertisements from mass-produced magazines that preview the xenophobia and racist ideas later seen throughout men's adventure magazines of the '50s and '60s.



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Hardcover
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from Feral House (June 1, 2003)
9780922915811 | details & prices | 260 pages | 9.00 × 11.50 × 1.25 in. | 3.15 lbs | List price $29.95
About: "A panorama of lurid vintage covers and magazine layouts as well as acerbic insightful narratives from Parfrey.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Feral House (August 11, 2015)
9781627310116 | details & prices | 311 pages | 8.75 × 11.00 × 0.75 in. | 2.60 lbs | List price $34.95
About: It's a Man's World was first released in 2003 to critical acclaim and was featured on the cover of the Los Angeles Times Book Review and in the New York Times.

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