In the ten cent plague the great comic book scare and how it changed america david hajdu argues though they were not traitors the makers of crime romance and horror comics were propagandists of a sort cultural insurgents. The story of the rise and fall of those comic books has never been fully told until the ten cent plague david hajdus remarkable new book vividly opens up the lost world of comic books its creativity irreverence and suspicion of authority when we picture the 1950s we hear the sound of early rock and roll. After reading and being transported by michael chabons amazing adventures of kavalier and clay i added david hajdus ten cent plague the great comic book scare and how it changed america to my reading list. In the ten cent plague the great comic book scare and how it changed america david hajdu chronicles what he calls a forgotten chapter in the history of the culture wars the heated . April 2008 richard wirick nonfiction the ten cent plague the great comic book scare and how it changed america by david hajdu 1952 conservative cultural historians of the time had north korean troops at the 37th parallel the h bomb slowly but surely assembling itself in soviet khazakstan and frothy tides of heroin washing down the streets of americas ghettos
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