Title: Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the ...
Publisher: Basic Books, New York
Publication Date: 2004
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First edition
RARE SIGNED FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER-- black boards on black quarter cloth w/ intact gilt on spine-- in NEAR FINE Condition in NEAR FINE not price clipped ("$26.00") Dustjacket. Flat SIGNED & dated "10/2/04" on title page, otherwise INTERIOR PRISTINE: clean, tight, bright. Approx 6 1/2" by 9 1/2," 384 pp. w/ Notes on Sources & Index + 8 glossy pp. of black & white ILLUSTRATIONS, photographs & drawings. "From the mean streets of the Lower East Side and the overcrowded high schools of the deep Depression, the comic book superhero leapt into being. A generation of young men-working-class Jewish misfits, mama's boys, con men, and racketeers transformed their outsider yearnings and science fiction fantasies into the blue-eyed, chisel-nosed crimefighters who captured the American imagination. Seventy years later, their creations reign supreme in popular entertainment. Far more than the story of superheroes, 'Men of Tomorrow' tells of the growth of geek culture from its birth in the science fiction fandom of the 1920s to its conquest of mass media sixty years later and tracks pop culture's tranformation from the freewheeling, pickpocket entrepreneurship of the early twentieth century through immigration, technological upheaval, and a pair of world wars to the corporate control of the AOL/Time Warner era. Weaving together personalities ranging from Margaret Sanger to Lucky Luciano, from David Dubinsky to Steven J. Ross, this is a story of modern America inventing itself." A flat signed (not inscribed to anyone) First Edition copy of this work is quite RARE. This volume would make a great gift or be a notable addition to a collection. Bookseller Inventory # 500939
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