Saturday, 31 January 2015

The Angry Time - Leonard Bishop

"THE TOUGH YOUNGER SET PROWLS THE BACK ALLEYS OF PASSION AND VIOLENCE"


MONARCH BOOKS K53
DERBY, CONNECTICUT, USA
FIRST PRINTING JANUARY 1961
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY FREDERICK FELL 1960

THE TOUGH ONES

THE PLACE: A corrupt boys' reformatory, where the systematic practice of violence and vice has driven the angry inmates to the breaking point.

THE PEOPLE: The Keepers - led by Head Guard Clawson, who gets his kicks tormenting weaker boys - while his wife Gretta gets hers from the tough ones. 

The Inmates - led by Waxy, a street gang leader who wants savage revenge on his captors - and Kenny, a delinquent who wants to go straight.

THE PAY-OFF: A prison break that rocks the institution, when 50 emotionally warped teen-agers run riot - with Gretta Clawson their No.1 hostage!

Friday, 30 January 2015

The Beat Generation - Albert Zugsmith

"The shocking and revealing novel of a generation gone wild based on the sensational MGM motion picture release"


BANTAM BOOKS 1965
NEW YORK, USA
FIRST PRINTING APRIL 1959

THE BEAT GENERATION
is the searing story of the restless, jaded men and women, with no aim in life except a new sensation-drugs, "way-out" jazz, perverted sex, actual crime.

THE BEAT GENERATION
is especially the story of rich, young Stan Belmont, who had known every thrill. Now his only kick was - rape.

THE BEAT GENERATION
is an MGM release, a spectacular Albert Zugsmith production starring Steve Cochran, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Danton, Fay Spain, Maggie Hayes, Jackie Coogan, and Louis Armstrong  and his All-Stars.

Here's the big novel
of the restless ones who hop from thrill to thrill, the groovy cats who call themselves Beatniks-try anything for kicks but are never satisfied-
THE BEAT GENERATION 
is their story

Of course as the book says this was also a movie, released in 1959 and starring the above stars, there was also a 45 released by Mamie Van Doren with the title track "The Beat Generation", I've included a movie poster and a cover from a Danish 45 issue.




Thursday, 29 January 2015

Hell's Kitchen - Benjamin Appel

"Teen-Age Vice Amid The Slums Of - Hell's Kitchen"


LION BOOKS 95
NEW YORK, USA
FIRST PRINTING AUGUST 1952

A STINKING SLAB CUT OUT OF A GREAT CITY...

Five avenues wide, stretching from the saloons of 8th Avenue to the rotting docks on the Hudson River, slashing north two or three slum-ridden streets - that was Hell's Kitchen.

Where kids were born and became thugs before they got thrown out of school, and died before they were old enough to vote - their bullet-splattered flesh eventually staining the pavement just another shade darker. Where backyard clubs taught the delinquents to be gangsters and the gangsters to be killers.

One man knows this stinking slab cut out of a great city, knows it better and tells it better than any man ever before him. That man is Benjamin Appel. Here is a book that throbs with all the pulse of life and lechery, of heroes and hoodlums, of innocent painted dolls and prostitutes. When you read Hell's Kitchen you will know why William Saroyan said: "Benjamin Appel-you are the best story writer in America."

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Run Tough, Run Hard - Carson Bingham

"A High Voltage Story Of Violence And Vice Among Over-Privileged Teen-Agers"


MONARCH BOOKS 194
DERBY, CONNECTICUT, USA
FIRST PRINTING APRIL 1961
PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
COVER ART BY RAY JOHNSON

Teen-Age Trouble

All at once, life was much too complicated for young Brad Dixon...

There was his parents' disapproval of his love for virginal Mitzi Gaines...There was the problem of Deedee Sayers, hot-eyed and hot-lipped, who constantly tried to arouse his nascent manhood...and wanton Dale Sayers, Deedee's mother, who thought Brad would be a nice change from the tired businessmen who beat a path to her bed...

Finally, there were the Black Vampires, juvenile delinquents on motorcycles, who repelled Brad even though their dedication to debauchery and wanton destruction appealed to the dark side of his nature.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Punk Rock - Richard Allen


NEW ENGLISH LIBRARY 450 03731 2
LONDON, UK
PAPERBACK ORIGINAL
FIRST NEL PAPERBACK EDITION DECEMBER 1977

The Punks are on the march - and the Teds are out to nobble them

The clash can mean nothing but violence and bloodshed but that doesn't stop reporter Raymond Kerr from following along to get his story.

His investigation is thorough, from the way they dress to the way they make love - and the way they fight. He meets the punks on their own ground. He meets their idols and their hangers-on. And he meets the Teds, their sworn enemies, whose savage hatred will stop at nothing...

Monday, 26 January 2015

Bonnie - Hugh Barron

"They called her the princess of the motorcycle gangs"


NEW ENGLISH LIBRARY 2854
LONDON, UK
FIRST PRINTING NOVEMBER 1970

Bonnie came from a respectable, well-to-do home. And was she ever bored!

Her flesh cried out for the thrills of danger, speed, punishment. She craved the torment and rapture that only one society on earth could offer her. The Apaches - a lustful, barbaric biker gang.

She abandoned her young body to their rituals. She flung herself into their crazed way of life. This to her WAS life. Till the stink of death drifted in...

By then, of course, it was too late for Bonnie.

HUGH BARRON, bestselling author of DOLLBABY and FUN CITY, now reveals the horror of the leather-clad, heavy metal world of the motorcycle gangs.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Warriors - Sol Yurick


PANTHER BOOKS 2218
LONDON, UK
FIRST PRINTING 1967
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY W.H. ALLEN LIMITED 1966

WAR ON A CITY

'Shocker is a favourite word used about books. This is one that truly merits it. It's West Side Story and then some. And nobody's singing I Feel Pretty...
Yurick isn't just concerned with crude violence. He really digs deep into the customs and conventions of these kids at war with the adult world.'
- Alan Forrest, SUNDAY CITIZEN

'The Warriors is the story of youthful delinquency to end all such tales. Nothing is left to the imagination-And the imagination boggles'
- Liverpool Daily Post

'The best novel of it's kind I've read, an altogether perfect achievement. I'm sure that to many it will sound like sacrilege but I have to say that I think it a better novel than LORD OF THE FLIES'
- Warren Miller

In the Bronx, eight boys, long sideburns and crew-cut tops, thick sweaters despite the heat, and sneering looks on their murderous Irish faces, mounted the crosstown bus. The driver felt the back of his neck turn to ice.

July 4th, American Independence Day
The teenage gangs - white, Puerto Rican, Negro...
17-year-old youths juggling with snake-coiled bicycle chains, 15-year-old girl friends nursing knives in their pockets - declare a truce to their interminable warfare and stream out from the appalling slums into downtown New York. The snobs are going to be given a rumble. So begins, as rockets soar into the sky to explode into shimmering American flags, a night of madness, orgy, and murder. The reader will certainly finish THE WARRIORS awestruck on a new, unbelievable level of awareness.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

The Beatles in Help! - Al Hine

"The story of the Beatles new comedy in colour - Released by United Artists - Fully Illustrated"


MAYFLOWER DELL 0486
LONDON, UK
FIRST PRINTING AUGUST 1965

THE
BEATLES
in
HELP!
also starring
LEO McKERN
ELEANOR BRON
VICTOR SPINETTI ROY KINNEAR
Produced by WALTER SHENSON
Screenplay by
MARC BEHM and CHARLES WOOD
Story by MARC BEHM
Directed by RICHARD LESTER
A Walter Shenson-Subafilms Production
Eastmancolor United Artists release

Friday, 23 January 2015

Cop Killer - George Bagby

"An Inspector Schmidt Mystery"


WDL BOOKS M 914
LONDON, UK
FIRST PRINTING 1959

COP KILLER
It wasn't a pretty world where Patrolman Bob Black walked his lonely beat. It was a jungle-world of cheap hookers, junkies, and smart alec kids who were tired, embittered old men at fifteen.

And one night, when Bob Black was keeping his solitary vigil, someone from that jungle came out of the shadows and made sure he would never keep it again.

Inspector Schmidt of Homicide and his shadow, George Bagby, realized that finding the murderer wouldn't be easy.

How could anyone find a killer in a jungle filled with killers - all of them cop haters.

COP KILLER

NOW, BLUE JEANS ARE ALWAYS WORN TIGHT AND NARROW...

But there's tight and then there's tight. And when they fit as tight as a skin, more naked than naked, then they have a special swagger that doesn't quite go with the clean-cut kid next door.

I mean the switchblade-set swagger.

It goes with the black-leather jackets, and those lousy ducktail haircuts, and those sullen-faced kids from the slums.

And sometimes it goes with murder.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Walk Softly Walk Deadly - Lee Bergman

"A terror-ridden story of lust and raw emotion"


BELMONT BOOKS 90-282
NEW YORK, USA
FIRST PRINTING MAY 1963

Anna      
"No, Larry, no," she repeated over and over. But one boy held her tightly, and the other pressed the point into her flesh...

WALK SOFTLY

Artie      
The young punk had him backed into a corner. Smiling, savoring the kill. The knife rose slowly to waist level. "Okay, man," he breathed, "Where do you want it?"

WALK DEADLY

Tomahawk
   The switchblade snapped out and in one slash he opened the sweater down the front. "What's the matter, Peggy," he taunted, "you ain't talking so smart now."

Chris
"To knife an enemy," the judge began, "is an uncivilized act. This is the case of a boy who knifed his own brother." The court was deadly quiet...

Acts of violence that are unforgivable...in "The street side story that is unforgettable." Here is a popular young novelist's masterpiece of passion and suspense. WALK SOFTLY, WALK DEADLY is already being hailed as one of the season's paperback greats.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Teen-Age Mobster - Benjamin Appel

"Teen-Age Violence-and Adult Vice"


AVON BOOKS T-162
NEW YORK, USA
FIRST PRINTING 1957
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS 'LIFE AND DEATH OF A TOUGH GUY'

YOUNG HOOD

Out of slum back alleys and the violent sandlots of Hell's Kitchen came young Joey Case-

an ordinary, decent kid who might have been your neighbors' son one year...suddenly turned vicious mobster, "lady's man," and brutal killer the next.

With unflinching honesty, yet depth and compassion as well, one of the truly big writers of our day now tells his story-as timely and terrifying as tomorrow's headlines-the story of a kid who made murder his chosen career...

"THE BEST ACCOUNT YET IN THE FORM OF A NOVEL OF A DEBASING PHASE OF OUR HISTORY..."
N.Y. Journal-American

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Young Man With A Horn - Dorothy Baker

"Jazz was His Life-His Triumph and Tragedy"


SIGNET BOOKS 1088
NEW YORK, USA
SECOND PRINTING DECEMBER 1953
FIRST PUBLISHED BY IN HARDBACK BY HOUGHTON MIFFLIN 1938

Life of a Jazz Man

RICK MARTIN was a thin blond kid who grew up with music in his head - music that had to come out of a horn.

SMOKE JORDAN, Rick's best friend, helped him discover the thrilling world of jazz.

AMY NORTH, beautiful, unpredictable, loved Rick but could not compete with the music that throbbed in his brain.

This is a memorable and moving novel of a brilliant jazz musician and his fascinating, frenetic world.

Monday, 19 January 2015

The Deadly Sex - Jack Webb

"They were invincible and they knew it...until they killed a cop"


FOUR SQUARE BOOKS 381
LONDON, UK
FIRST FOUR SQUARE EDITION 1961
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY T.V. BOARDMAN 1960
COVER ART BY MURTEL MANS

There were three of them. Trouble hung over them like a cloud. But trouble was their business.

As they passed the four young men sitting in the booth the last man, a young giant with about as much muscle as a heavy lorry, tripped over an out-thrust toe.

It could have been deliberate. It could have been an accident.

It made no difference. The giant's left hand shot out and grabbed a fistful of leather jacket. Without effort he lifted the struggling young punk off his seat, smashed him in the face with a hard-cutting right and threw him away.

They were trouble. Trouble for Laura, trouble for the police, trouble for anybody who got in their way. Trouble with a capitol T.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

The Soho Jungle - David Bateson

"A powerful story of a City's centre of desire"


PEDIGREE BOOKS 
LONDON, UK 
NO DATE
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY ROBERT HALE 1957

When vivacious, blonde Judith Bramwell vanished from a respectable Thanet home, her father found reason to believe that she had been absorbed into the night life of London's West End.

Larry Vernon, aided by the beautiful and mature Angela Cameron, had an unenviable task in searching for the missing girl.

Had she simply run away to try to start a stage career? Or was there some more sinister explanation? Had she been drugged, for example? Larry had to turn to the underworld in his search.

And in the long run he stumbled on some vital information about a brutal murder, and unearthed one of the most cunning vice organisations ever discovered in that notorious area called....Soho.

DAVID BATESON, the author of SOHO JUNGLE, tells us that the book is not intended as a condemnation of the whole of Soho and its inhabitants. Rather it is directed against the unscrupulous minority there whose crimes of violence, fraud and pimping tend to bring the cosmopolitan neighbourhood into disrepute, making it the hub of what has been called "The Shocking City."

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Hoodlum - Gunther Bahnemann

"Delinquents with sex laws of their own, they defied society in vicious orgies of brutality and vandalism"


HORWITZ PUBLICATIONS NA67
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
SECOND EDITION 1965

You have never read a story quite like this!

A DRAMATIC EXPOSE!

It was written in the cell of a Brisbane gaol by a prisoner who had the opportunity of observing and talking to the worst kind of juvenile delinquent.

The facts on which this story is based are fully authenticated from press and police reports. It could be the story of any street-prowling delinquent.

Avoid these kids-you may be their next victim!

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Girl Outside - Alan Bestic

"The true story of Barbara Marston, 17 years old...Prison inmate - Street girl - Delinquent"


ACE BOOKS H481
LONDON, UK
FIRST ACE EDITION 1961
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY BARRIE AND ROCKLIFF 1959

THE GIRL OUTSIDE

DAILY HERALD
As a picture of a neurotic youthful underworld a story like Barbara's should have enough material for a picaresque novel plus several TV documentaries

DAILY TELEGRAPH
A raw story-the story of a little girl with an outsize craving for love

the true story of Barbara Marston by Alan Bestic

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Undercover Agent-Narcotics - Derek Agnew

"From the secret files of Interpol and from Police records in many countries"


CORGI BOOKS GG965
LONDON, UK
FIRST CORGI PRINTING 1961
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY SOUVENIR PRESS 1959
COVER ART BY RICHARDS

THE WHITE STUFF...
heroin, morphine, cocaine
AND THE WEEDS
marijuana, hashish...
These are the narcotics, the killer drugs on which addicts in the United States alone spend more than £100,000,000 every year-with a profit to the traffickers of 10,000 per cent!
UNDERCOVER AGENT-NARCOTICS
tells the thrilling story of a lonely, desperate battle against the operators who sell thrills, stimulants and...death...to their human prey.

WITH 8 PAGES OF PHOTOGRAPHS

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Mod Rule - Richard Allen


NEW ENGLISH LIBRARY 450 04759 8
LONDON, UK
FIRST EDITION JULY 1980
COVER PHOTO BY ADRIAN MOTT

LONDON MODS IN HASTINGS RIOT!
'The war started now! A Biker splayed brokenly on the road, his machine wheel-spinning against the kerb. Other Bikers roared their engines and bore down on Joe's crowd. It boiled down to a battle between nutty Bikers and gutsy Mods...'

Monday, 12 January 2015

The Gorbals Story - Edward Gaitens

"The Toughest Area of Glasgow!"


DIGIT BOOKS R582
LONDON, UK
FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING - NO DATE
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK AS 'DANCE OF THE APPRECNTICES'

THE GORBALS STORY
Here is a novel that gives us a deeper insight into The Gorbals - a district hitherto notorious only for unrelieved sordiness and hooliganism.

Famous for his short stories, in this novel the author weaves together the comedy and tragedy of Glasgow life in the years preceding and between the two World wars.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

FOUR BOYS a GIRL and a GUN - Willard Weiner

"The story of a street gang in a big city's slum"


AVON BOOKS 292
NEW YORK, USA
FIRST PRINTING 1951
SPECIALLY REVISED AND EDITED
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY THE DIAL PRESS AS 'FOUR BOYS AND A GUN' 1944

A Vivid and Powerful Picture of Juvenile Delinquency
Johnny Doyle came from Irish immigrants. Benny's folks came from Poland. Tony's parents from Italy. Yet, they were neighbors in the slums of America-side by side with Eddie Richards, of old "American stock." Together they learned that poverty is no respecter of ancestry, that to the brutal and bold belong the rewards-in life and in love-and they patterned their ways after the city jungle's rule of tooth and claw.

Love they took as they found it, money was to be had at pistol point...until blunder and panic pulled the trigger that brought their stark activities into the grim light of a pitiless society. FOUR BOYS, A GIRL AND A GUN is a sensational and dramatic revelation of juvenile delinquency in the "great American melting pot" of the big city slums.

This book was also made into a film in 1957 based on the original book Four Boys and a Gun, it was made by Security Pictures and distributed by United Artists.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Campus Doll - Edwin West

"The intimate story of a coed who turned 'love' into a big business"



MONARCH BOOKS 189
DERBY, CONNECTICUT, USA
FIRST PUBLICATION ANYWHERE MARCH 1961
COVER ART BY TOM MILLER

CAMPUS DOLL
At Clifton College the male students were never frustrated. When a campus cutie teased and ran, there was always Jackie Hayes' "study rooms" to resort to.

There you could do your "homework" in peace. There you could carry on experiments so dear to the hearts of all eager students, with tutors truly dedicated to their work: Sandy, Laura, Rita, Honey and even Jackie-the campus doll herself.

True, this extra-curricular work led to no degree but it did satisfy a need, with girls on your own mental level-coeds who knew as much about English Lit, Advanced Psychology-and Love-as you did.

Friday, 9 January 2015

The Law Of The Streets - Auguste Le Breton

"A brutal story from the backstreets of Paris"


PAN BOOKS G287
LONDON, UK
FIRST PAN EDITION 1959
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY W.M. COLLINS SONS & CO 1957

The law of the streets
AUGUSTE LE BRETON, author of Rififi-a sensation when filmed-makes another shattering impact with this vicious story of the underworld of Paris.

Two young thugs, YVES TREGUIER and LA GLACE, live the violent life of the backstreets where the gun and the razor are the only passports to survival.

This brilliant thriller tells of crime and passion, murder and revenge-but not without a strange tenderness.

'...convincing study of loyalties in the lower depths, lots of violence, and a seedily authentic rouges' gallery'.
-EVENING STANDARD

Thursday, 8 January 2015

They Who Sin - John Roeburt

"A biting novel of teen-age wolf packs..and of a boy's lonely battle to save his own soul"


AVON BOOKS T-321
NEW YORK, USA
FIRST PRINTING 1959
PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

PORTRAIT OF A KILLER

He was seventeen.

His complexion was olive, his young body lean and strong.

His brown eyes were sometimes warm with dreams-

...of a far-off, sun-drenched island where birds sing and footsteps behind you do not fill you with terror;

...of Karin, the golden nymph whose green eyes and curvy figure aroused all the normal young-man yearnings.

But his name was Rico Mendero, and his reality was a world of back streets-of gutters and gangs, a world of exploding hate and violence where he forgot his dreams...

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

American Graffiti - George Lucas, Gloria Katz & Willard Huyck

"Where were you in '62"


BLACK CAT BOOKS B-416
NEW YORK, USA
FIRST PRINTING 1978
SCREENPLAY MOVIE TIE-IN
WITH 70 ILLUSTRATIONS
FIRST PUBLISHED BY EVERGREEN BLACK CAT 1971
COVER ART BY STEVE HELLER

"A lasting work of art!
Superlatives are dangerous, but sometimes hard to resist. George Lucas's American Graffiti is easily the best movie [of 1973]. Beyond that, I think it is the most impotant American movie since Five Easy Pieces-maybe since Bonnie and Clyde. The special excitement of the film is that it takes us beyond nostalgia-into a rediscovery of the past and of memories that might have been lost forever. American Graffiti is like going home; it's a primal experience!"
-Stephen Farber, The (Sunday) New York Times

"A very good movie, funny, tough, unsentimental!"
-Roger Greenspun, The New York Times

"A masterfully executed and profoundly affecting movie!"
-The Los Angeles Times

**** An altogether endearing movie that turns back the clock to an age of sublime innocence. Warm, funny, and poignant, a richly entertaining movie guaranteed to please nearly everyone!"
-Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News

Of course pretty much everyone knows this movie or should know it and the soundtrack that came with it. I have again included a movie poster and record covers below.



Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Hate Alley - Martin L. Weiss

"Days and nights of a Juvenile Delinquent..."



DIGIT BOOKS R391
LONDON, UK
FIRST PRINTING - NO DATE

What turned Gary Miller from a lovable boy into a case-hardened criminal?
Was it prowling the jungle of the streets? His Family? His Friends?
Or was it simply the evil, corroding influence of Hate Alley, the breeding place of crime?
Anyway, somewhere along the line this lad went wrong.
As far wrong as you can go-murder!

Monday, 5 January 2015

Two A Penny - Stella Linden & David Winter

"If you want me, God, you've got to stand in line like everyone else"

"Now a World-Wide Pictures production starring Cliff Richard"


HODDER BOOKS 4396
LONDON, UK
FIRST PRINTING 1968
MOVIE-TIE IN

"If you want me, God, you've got to stand in line like everyone else."
This is Jamie Hopkins, a young man whose insatiable hunger for fame and wealth has thrown him headlong into London's underworld, the world of the pusher and the junkie, of the con-man and the thug. He desperately wanted to be somebody, but the girl he loved and the God he despised forever stood in his way.

NOW THE YEAR'S MOST UNUSUAL FILM
TWO A PENNY
starring
CLIFF RICHARD - DORA BRYAN
AVRIL ANGERS
and introducing
ANN HOLLOWAY
Screenplay by Stella Linden - Directed by James F. Collier
Executive Producer Frank W. Jacobson
WORLD WIDE PICTURES

Two A Penny was also released as a soundtrack as well. Below I have included a movie poster as well.



Sunday, 4 January 2015

The Young Killers - Willard Weiner

"The story of a street gang in a big city slum"


AVON BOOKS T-174
NEW YORK, USA
REVISED EDITION - NO DATE c 1957
FIRST PRINTED IN HARDBACK BY THE DIAL PRESS AS 'FOUR BOYS AND A GUN' 1944
COVER ART BY SUSSMAN

A VIVID AND POWERFUL PICTURE OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
JOHNNY DOYLE came of Irish immigrants. BENNY's folks came from Poland. TONY's parents from Italy. Yet, they were neighbors in the slums of America - side-by-side with EDDIE RICHARDS, of old "American stock." Together they learned that poverty is no respect of ancestry - and they patterned their ways after the city jungle's rule of tooth and claw.

Love they took as they found it, money was to be had at pistol point...until blunder and panic pulled the trigger that brought their stark activities into the public light. THE YOUNG KILLERS is a sensational and dramatic revelation of juvenile delinquncy in the "great American melting pot" of the big city slums.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Born Innocent - Creighton Brown Burnham

"Behind the walls of a girls' reformatory"



PYRAMID BOOKS F-729
NEW YORK, USA
SECOND PRINTING MAY 1962
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY PRENTICE-HALL MAY 1958
COVER ART BY BOB MAGUIRE

THESE WERE HER GIRLS
LETA, who longed for mothering and a home-and found them in the same establishment her horrified father visited for entertainment...

8-year-old SHIRLEY whose "services" had been sold by her parents-and who still believed in Santa Claus...

SUSE, the crafty forger, who had lived in nineteen foster homes since she was abandoned by a drunken father and mother who didn't care...

13-year-old DEBBY, rented by her mother to a neighborhood man for weekly pay...

Drunkenness, prostitution, robbery, arson and murder. The 276 girls in this reform school had committed every crime imaginable, and an inexperienced housewife and teacher suddenly found herself the warden in charge of them all. Armed only with compassion and determination (and happily ignorant of what lay ahead), Mrs. Burnham was to live with violence, vice and danger for the next ten years.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Sex And The Intelligent Teenager - Colin Wilson


ARROW BOOKS 873
LONDON, UK
FIRST PRINTING 1966

The thesis of this highly original and closely reasoned book is that where sex is concerned we are still living in a 'pr-Coper-nician' era-believing that the sun goes round the earth. Yet never has it been more important that people should think logically on the subject. In a time when almost every teenager has a great deal of 'sexual knowledge' by the age of 14, it is surely imperative to present the problem-as it is presented here-both honestly and clearly.