When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II
by
 
Manning, Molly Guptill, 1980- author.

Title
When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II

Author
Manning, Molly Guptill, 1980- author.

ISBN
9780544535022
 
9780544570405

Physical Description
xv, 267 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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.

Abstract
"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.

Subject Term
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.

Format
Book

Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookEDUCATION GENERAL 028.909 MANN32530607451257Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area