We do not have cable TV or a game console in our house, but we do have countless 20th Century artifacts from MAD magazine, including more than 60 paperbacks. Here's a sample.
|MAD magazine paperbacks, mostly Signet editions|
My kids read MAD, do yours? And why not? The large format paperbacks are especially good. I never imagined having this much MAD swag when I was a kid. These are true relics, and practically free for the taking these days, because the youth are all strung out on internet pornography and "Grand Theft Auto" in 1080P.
|Thomas Wakefield Goodspeed, The Story of the |
University of Chicago: 1890-1925, Chicago, 1925
This next book is actually really scarce and hard to find, especially with the maps included. I've been looking for it for ages, and flipped out when I stumbled across it one day in Value Village for $2.
|Rowland W. Tabor, Guide to the Geology of Olympic |
National Park, University of Washington, 1975
|Murray Morgan, The Dam. |
Viking Press, New York, 1954
|John Manchip White, Cortes and the downfall of the Aztec |
Empire, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1971
|William H. Prescott, Ferdinand and Isabella,|
Heritage Press, New York, 1967
|Michael Prawdin, The Mongol Empire: Its Rise and |
Legacy, George Allen & Unwin, London, 1952
|Michael Prawdin, The Builders of the Mogul Empire,|
George Allen & Unwin, London, 1963
|Georges Lefebvre, Napoleon, 2 vols|
Columbia UP, NYC, 1970
This new Modern Library edition was nicer to read than my older edition.
|Plutarch, Lives, 2 vols, Modern Library, NY, 1992|
|Jon Meacham, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the |
White House, Random House, NY, 2008
|Isaac Asimov, The Foundation Trilogy, |
Doubleday Science Fiction, NY, 1951
This last one I can burn when I am finished with it.
|John Vivian, Wood Heat, Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA, 1976|