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When books went to war [electronic resource] : 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
  • Date Published: 2014.

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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).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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