Cannaday, Marilyn. Bigger than Life: The Creator of Doc Savage. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1990. Scholarly study of Dent’s life and his most famous creation, geared toward the nonscholarly reader.
Farmer, Philip Jose. Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life. Rev. ed. New York: Bantam, 1975. Lengthy treatise on Doc Savage that includes a biography of Dent and a bibliography of all Doc Savage’s adventures.
Goulart, Ron. Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of the Pulp Magazines. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Arlington House, 1972. The chapter “Doc Savage and His Circle” discusses the importance of Doc Savage to the success and evolution of pulp fiction.
Haining, Peter. The Classic Era of American Pulp Magazines. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2000. Looks at Dent’s contribution to the pulps and the relationship of pulp fiction to its more respectable literary cousins.
Hutchison, Don. The Great Pulp Heroes. Buffalo, N.Y.: Mosaic Press, 1996. Doc Savage is compared with his equally famous codenizens of the pulps: the Shadow, Tarzan, Zorro, and so on.
McCarey-Laird, M. Martin. Lester Dent: The Man, His Craft, and His Market. West Des Moines, Iowa: Hidalgo, 1994. Biography that looks at the life and works of this man, focusing on his writing.
Widen, Larry, and Chris Miracle. Doc Savage, Arch Enemy of Evil: A Pictoral Reference to the Man of Bronze. Milwaukee, Wis.: Fantasticon Press, 1993. A bibliography of Doc Savage works.