The Resource When Books Went to War, Molly Guptill Manning, (electronic resource)

When Books Went to War, Molly Guptill Manning, (electronic resource)

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When Books Went to War
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When Books Went to War
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Molly Guptill Manning
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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
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Manning, Molly Guptill
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  • Dunne, Bernadette
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  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
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When Books Went to War, Molly Guptill Manning, (electronic resource)
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online
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Label
When Books Went to War, Molly Guptill Manning, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e3189044-62d0-4c4d-b9b3-2022b68c8a2a
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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