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

Available copies

  • 10 of 11 copies available at Sage Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 11 total copies.

Summary:

"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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 940.548373 .M284w 2014 (Text) 37814003256899 NON-FICTION - NEW Book None 06/21/2021 Available -
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 028 MANN 2014 (Text) 39705000001544 Main Collection Book None 12/16/2014 Available -
Elgin Public Library 028.90 Manning, Molly Guptill (Text) 37827000302441 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/14/2021 In process -
Harney County Library 028.909 MANNING (Text) 37720000512418 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 02/19/2015 Available -
Hood River County Library 028.90973 MAN 2014 (Text) 33892100154658 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/16/2014 Available -
Joseph Public Library 028 MAN (Text) 30002000222265 Adult Nonfiction Book None 12/10/2014 Available -
Ontario Community Library 028.909 MANNI (Text) 33330004449866 Adult Non-Fiction None 07/07/2015 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 028 M316 (Text) 37801000487254 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 01/03/2015 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 028 MAN (Text) 33892005870556 NON-FICTION Book None 12/17/2014 Available -
Vale High School Library 028/.90973 MANNING (Text) 37770000051545 Fiction Book Branch_Only_6months 02/22/2016 Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0544535022
  • ISBN: 9780544535022
  • ISBN: 0544570405
  • ISBN: 9780544570405
  • Physical Description: xv, 267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-260) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
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.
Subject: 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.

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