O'Brien, GeoffreyHardboiled America, The Lurid Years Of Paperbacks New York NY Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. 1981 0442231407 / 9780442231408 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Cloth with Dustjacket The original hardcover edition of a history of the 25 cents paperbacks of the 40's & 50's w.emphasis on detective fiction. Many illus. some color. Fine/fine.