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When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning
Format
Book
Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780544535022 (hbk.), 0544535022 (hbk.), 9780544570405 (pbk.), 0544570405 (pbk.), 9780544535176 (ebk.)
Summary
"When America entered World War II in 1941, [it] faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks, for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks, in every theater of war"--Amazon.com.
Contents
  • A phoenix will rise
  • $85 worth of clothes, but no pajamas
  • A landslide of books
  • New weapons in the war of ideas
  • Grab a book, Joe, and keep goin'
  • Guts, valor, and extreme bravery
  • Like rain in the desert
  • Censorship and FDR's F
  • th T-
  • m
  • German's surrender and the godforsaken islands
  • Peace at least
  • Damned average raisers.
Description
xv, 267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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