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When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II
Title:
When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II
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.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

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