For more than a decade, BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER has explored American popular culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries as manifested in its mass-market fiction?dime novels, nickel weeklies, pulp magazines?and such complementary storytelling forms as stage melodramas, motion pictures, and Old Time Radio thrillers. The first 21 issues of this award-winning, limited-circulation journal are long out of print, and collectors have been known to pay as much as ten times the original cover price for back numbers that infrequently turn up on eBay.A follow-up to 2011’s THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER, this deluxe volume reprints the finest reviews and articles that appeared in issues 11 through 21?more than 100,000 words of history, biography, criticism, and commentary. In the book’s 316 pages you’ll read about such popular characters as The Shadow, Doc Savage, and Sam Spade. You’ll read about such legendary pulp magazines as ADVENTURE, BLACK MASK, and SHORT STORIES. And you’ll read about such famous authors as Talbot Mundy, Dashiell Hammett, and L. Ron Hubbard. Like its predecessor, THE BEST OF BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER: VOLUME TWO is a one-volume encyclopedia for aficionados of vintage adventure, mystery, and melodrama.
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