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When Books Went to War

When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War IIWhen Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an eye-opening look at battling soldiers’ boredom during WWII; the beginning of mass market paperback book production; and creating a highly literate, book- loving, book-craving audience, which likely led to a high rate of participation in the GI education Bill.

“More books were given to the American armed services [during WWII] than Hitler destroyed (p. 194). ”

Well-written, well-researched.

As I was reading, I would often pause to read out loud to share anecdotes with my husband. So many fascinating facts and stories are included and I didn’t want him to be deprived!

ASE = Armed Services Editions

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