When books went to war : The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II. / Molly Guptill Manning.
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- ISBN: 9780544535176 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
|Summary, etc.:|| NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Heartwarming." - New York Times "Whether or not you're a book lover, you'll be moved." - Entertainment Weekly "A readable, accessible addition to World War II literature [and] a book that will be enjoyed by lovers of books about books." - Boston Globe "Four stars [out of four] . . . A cultural history that does much to explain modern America." - USA Today When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned 100 million books. 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 rucksacks in every theater of war. These Armed Services Editions were beloved by the troops and are...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. Boston : Mariner Books, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 10277 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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