Dope Menace: The Sensational World of Drug Paperbacks (1900-1975)

Dope Menace: The Sensational World of Drug
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  • 220 Pages
  • Paperback
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  • Illustrated in Color
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  • Publisher: Feral House

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Description by OLDIES.com:

While we now enjoy this exploitative genre for its campy kitsch, gloriously bad writing, and outlandish misinformation, drug paperback books were once a transgressive medium with a perversely seductive quality.

Dope Menace collects together hundreds of fabulously lurid and collectible covers in color, from xenophobic turn-of-the century tomes about the opium trade to the beatnik glories of reefer smoking and William S. Burroughs' Junkie to the spaced-out psychedelic '60s. We mustn't forget the gonzo paranoia brought on by Hunter S. Thompson in the '70s, when anything was everything.

Author Stephen J. Gertz is a well-regarded authority on antiquarian books and contributor to Feral House's Sin-A-Rama, an award-winning visual history of sleaze paperbacks from the sixties.

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Product Info:

  • ISBN: 1932595341
  • EAN: 9781932595345
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