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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 London Cornell University Press 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First printing, Cornell paperbacksView all editions and formats
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Only weeks after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, a surprising cargo, crates of books, joined the flood of troop reinforcements, weapons and ammunition, food, and medicine onto Normandy beaches. The books were destined for French bookshops, to be followed by millions more American books (in translation but also in English) ultimately distributed throughout Europe and the rest of the world. The British were doing
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John B Hench
ISBN: 9780801448911 0801448913 9781501705656 1501705652
OCLC Number: 981120039
Notes: "First published 2010 by Cornell University Press."
Awards: Winner of Winner, 2011 George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book His.
Description: xviii, 333 Seiten : Illustrationen
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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