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Nineteen stories from the notorious gang pulps of the early ''30s. Here will be found lurid tales of sadistic killers, craven squealers, coldblooded gun molls, corrupt cops, ruthless gang bosses, and brutal mob wars of extermination. Complete with original illustrations. When these magazines came on the market, they came under immediate fire from the censors. An in-depth introduction, based on original research, "Glorifying the American Goon," tells the story of that clash and how it changed the magazines. The stories were selected from both pre- and post-controversy issues in the first year of the gang pulps.