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The Resource When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II, Molly Guptill Manning

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

Label
When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II
Title
When books went to war
Title remainder
the stories that helped us win World War II
Statement of responsibility
Molly Guptill Manning
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When America entered World War II in 1941, we 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
Member of
Summary
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
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10386449
Cataloging source
DLC
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1980-
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Manning, Molly Guptill
Dewey number
028/.90973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z1003.2
LC item number
.M36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Books and reading
  • Military morale
  • Publishers and publishing
  • American literature
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
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the stories that helped us win World War II
Label
When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II, Molly Guptill Manning
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-469)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 last -- Damned average raisers
Control code
21053934
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
475 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410479754
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015006070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781410479754
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn903487819
  • (OCoLC)903487819
Label
When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II, Molly Guptill Manning
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-469)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 last -- Damned average raisers
Control code
21053934
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
475 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410479754
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015006070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781410479754
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn903487819
  • (OCoLC)903487819

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