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When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II / Molly Guptill Manning.

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  • 23 of 25 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 25 total copies.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 028.909 MAN (Text) 37521530591447 AMPL Holiday Display Available -
Attica PL - Attica 028.9 MAN (Text) 74231000109546 Adult Nonfiction Canceled Transit -
Butler PL - Butler 028.9 MAN (Text) 73174005024315 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville 028.9 MAN (Text) 76895000190597 1st Floor Nonfiction Available -
Colfax-Perry Twp PL 028.9 MAN (Text) 74121000087936 Adult Non - Fiction 1st Floor Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 028.90973 MAN (Text) 34304000809652 Adult - Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 028.909 MAN (Text) 33187004062903 Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 028.9 MANNING (Text) 32826012051116 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 028.9 MAN (Text) 39970001335032 NF Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland 028.9 M284 (Text) 76383000430540 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0544535022 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780544535022 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0544570405 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780544570405 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xv, 267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-260) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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 -- Germany's surrender and the godforsaken islands -- Peace at last -- Damned average raisers.
Summary, etc.: "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. Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy; in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific; in field hospitals; and on long bombing flights. They wrote to the authors, many of whom responded to every letter. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity. They made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike." -- Publisher's website.
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 more than one hundred million books to the front lines for soldiers to read during what little downtime they had.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > United States > Literature and the war.
Books and reading > United States > History > 20th century.
Publishers and publishing > United States > History > 20th century.
American literature > 20th century > History and criticism.
War in literature.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
HISTORY / Military / Veterans.
HISTORY / Military / United States.

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