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Books as weapons : propaganda, publishing, and the battle for global markets in the era of World War II

Author: John B Hench
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Books As Weapons tells the little-known story of the vital partnership between American book publishers and the U.S. government to put carefully selected recent books highlighting American history  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2009048122
(OCoLC)467360818
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John B Hench
ISBN: 9781501727276 1501727273
OCLC Number: 1039939533
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2011 George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book His.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction : Books on the Normandy beaches --
Modernizing U.S. book publishing --
War changes everything, even books --
Publishers organize for war and plan for peace --
"Books are the most enduring propaganda of all" --
Seeking "an inside track to the world's bookshelves" --
"Everyone but the janitor" selected the books --
Books to pacify and reeducate the enemy --
Making the "nice little books" --
Liberating Europe with books --
The rise and fall of the United States International Book Association --
The empire strikes back --
Books for occupied Germany and Japan --
Epilogue : American books abroad after 1948.
Responsibility: John B. Hench.

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