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“Heartwarming.” — New York Times
“Whether or now not you’re a booklet lover, you’ll be moved.” — Entertainment Weekly
“A readable, obtainable addition to global warfare II literature [and] a publication that would be loved by way of fans of books approximately books.” — Boston Globe
“Four stars [out of 4] . . . A cultural heritage that does a lot to give an explanation for glossy America.” — USA Today
while the United States entered international conflict II in 1941, we confronted an enemy that had banned and burned a hundred million books. Outraged librarians introduced a crusade to ship unfastened books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the battle division and the publishing stepped in with a rare program: 120 million small, light-weight paperbacks for troops to hold of their wallet and rucksacks in each theater of warfare. those Armed providers versions have been liked through the troops and are nonetheless fondly remembered at the present time. infantrymen learn them whereas ready to land at Normandy, in hellish trenches in the course of battles within the Pacific, in box hospitals, and on lengthy bombing flights. They helped rescue The nice Gatsby from obscurity and made Betty Smith, writer of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a countrywide icon. When Books Went to War is the inspiring tale of the Armed providers variants, and a treasure for background buffs and ebook fanatics alike.
“A completely enticing, enlightening, and infrequently uplifting account . . . i used to be enthralled and moved.” — Tim O’Brien, writer of The issues They Carried