When Books Went to War

" Tim O Brien, author of "The Things They Carried" " The inspiring story of an army of librarians, 120 million special paperbacks, and the authors and books that lifted the spirits of our troops When America entered World War II in 1941, we ...

When Books Went to War

When Books Went to War

Chronicles the joint effort of the U.S. government, the publishing industry and the nation's librarians to boost troop morale during World War II by shipping 120 million books to the front lines for soldiers to read during what little downtime they had. 35,000 first printing.

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When Books Went to War
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Molly Guptill Manning
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-02 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Chronicles the joint effort of the U.S. government, the publishing industry and the nation's librarians to boost troop morale during World War II by shipping 120 million books to the front lines for soldiers to read during what little downtime they had. 35,000 first printing.
When Our Mothers Went to War
Language: en
Pages: 175
Authors: Margaret Regis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Navigator Pub

A pictorial history of American women in World War II looks at their contributions at home and in battle zones as they played roles previously denied them by law and social custom.
Information Hunters
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Kathy Peiss
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-03 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Information Hunters examines the unprecedented American effort to acquire foreign publications and information in World War II Europe. An unlikely band of librarians, scholars, soldiers, and spies went to Europe to collect books and documents to aid the Allies' cause. They travelled to neutral cities to find enemy publications for
When the Stars Went to War
Language: en
Pages: 357
Authors: Roy Hoopes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Random House Incorporated

Interweaving the reminiscences of numerous actors, actresses, studio heads, and others, an account of Hollywood during World War II chronicles the USO tours, bond drives, combat experiences, and more. 20,000 first printing. First serial, Modern Maturity. Tour.
The Growth of the Scholarly Publishing Industry in the U.S.
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: Albert N. Greco
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-16 - Publisher: Springer

This book analyzes the dynamic growth of the scholarly publishing industry in the United States during 1939-1946, a critical period in the business history of scholarly publications in STM and the humanities and the social sciences. It explains how the key publishing players positioned themselves to take advantage of the

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