Classic Cliffhangers: Volume 1, 1914-1940 is author Hank Davis's humorously entertaining and informative look at movie serials of this time period. Ace Drummond, Dick Tracy, Tarzan the Tiger, Flash Gordon, Drums of Fu Manchu and The Green Hornet to name of few them. It is very enjoyable reading not only for serial fans, but for all those who enjoys classic movies.
Serials can be both entertaining and informative. It is exactly those same two goals that author Hank Davis hopes to achieve with Classic Cliffhangers: Volume 2, 1941-1955. The goal of the book is to entertain as well as encourage audiences to be entertained by movie serials. Lord knows, that's what they were made for. But this book will also inform about the people on both side of the camera, as well as the producers who hired them and the world in which all this happened. (from the publisher's website)