“These books are a brilliant idea. This is history at its most engaging and dramatic.”
Dave Eggers, author of Zeitoun and What Is the What

“Amazing…Spain Rodriguez’s comic pages and illustrations are great, as always. ‘Devil Dog’ is an excellent book, and a part of American history that needs telling.”
R. Crumb

“These beautifully told and illustrated books unearth parts of our lost history and transform them into utterly gripping yarns that thrill at every turn.”
David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z

“Pulp History is lively and rich, a rollicking rip through history.”
Evan Thomas, author of The War Lovers and Sea of Thunder

“I believe in superheroes, but I believe even more in real-life heroes. That’s what Pulp History is all about. Their stories inspire us all…The true-life story of Smedley Butler will illuminate your life. It’s like no story I’ve ever read.”
Max Cleland, former U.S. Senator and author of Heart of a Patriot

"That tired old saw about those who fail to learn history being condemned to repeat it is all the more wearying because it is so ridiculously true. What is also true is that getting adults, young adults and children alike to acquire and read any work of historical relevance is as hopeless a crusade as any publisher might undertake. But with its new Pulp History series, Simon & Schuster may have a wild card. These works are smart, direct and engaging. And the subject matter -- such as the life of the extraordinary Smedley Butler, or Winston Churchill's SOE and its dirty war behind Nazi lines -- angles its way into history in new, surprising ways. If new readers can be tricked into engaging with historical narrative, then this series may well be the requisite sleight-of-hand."
David Simon, creator of HBO’s The Wire and Treme
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