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The Resource When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II, (electronic resource)

When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II, (electronic resource)

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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
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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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1980-
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Manning, Molly Guptill
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other
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Read by Bernadette Dunne
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  • Dunne, Bernadette.
  • hoopla digital
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Publishers and publishing
  • American literature
  • War in literature
Target audience
adult
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Label
When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 49 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781481522083
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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MWT11233739
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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11233739
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MWT11233739
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 49 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481522083
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11233739
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11233739
System control number
MWT11233739
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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