Bigger Than Life: The Creator of Doc Savage
Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 201 pages
In this biography, Marilyn Cannaday recreates the life and times of Lester Dent, a little-known giant of the pulp magazine era of U.S. popular literature. From 1929 to 1959, Dent wrote and sold millions of words of fiction—wildly colorful action stories with sea, air and western settings, adventure and suspense novels. His most famous serial character was supehero Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze, who battled crime throughout the pages of a ten-cent pulp magazine in the thirties and forties.