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Part One: Newspapers i. The Press Encounters the New Deal 17 2. Kidnapping America's Child 28 3. Olympic Feats of Americanism 45 4. The Gumps: America's Comic-Strip Family 67 Part Two: Magazines 5. How to Slant a Magazine 83 6. Life, the War, and Everything 96 7. Defining Womanhood in the Ladies' Home Journal 114 8. Patriot Number One, the Man of Steel 130 Part Three: Books 9. Mainstreaming the Book Industry 149 to. Finding Security in Best Sellers 16o 11. Ellery Queen Restores Order 177 12. Gone With the Wind, but Not Forgotten 193 Conclusion: "Everything Was Better in America" 215 Notes 221 Index 251