When Books Went To War

When Books Went To War
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Author: Molly Guptill Manning
Pages: 299
ISBN: 9780544535176
Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Heartwarming.” — New York Times “Whether or not you’re a book lover, you’ll be moved.” — Entertainment Weekly “A readable, accessible addition to World War II literature [and] a book that will be enjoyed by lovers of books about books.” — Boston Globe “Four stars [out of four] . . . A cultural history that does much to explain modern America.” — USA Today When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned 100 million books. 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 rucksacks in every theater of war. These Armed Services Editions 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 helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity and made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is the inspiring story of the Armed Services Editions, and a treasure for history buffs and book lovers alike. “A thoroughly engaging, enlightening, and often uplifting account . . . I was enthralled and moved.” — Tim O’Brien, author of The Things They Carried

When Books Went to War

When Books Went to War
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Author: Molly Guptill Manning
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780544535022
Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Chronicles the joint effort of the U.S. government, the publishing industry and the nation's librarians to boost troop morale during World War II by shipping 120 million books to the front lines for soldiers to read during what little downtime they had. 35,000 first printing.

When Books Went to War

When Books Went to War
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Author: Molly Guptill Manning
Pages: 475
ISBN: 1410479757
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, December 2014When America entered World War II, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books. Outraged librarians sent donated books to our troops. Then the War Department joined the publishing industry in an extraordinary program: 120 million copies comprised of 1,200 titles printed in small, lightweight paperbacks suitable for pockets and rucksacks. Beloved by the troops and still fondly remembered, theirs is an inspiring story.

When Baseball Went to War

When Baseball Went to War
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Author: Todd Anton,Bill Nowlin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781600781261
Release: 2008-11-01
Editor: Triumph Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Combined with never-before-published photographs and other special features, this account tells the compelling and unforgettable story of ballplayers such as Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio, Jerry Coleman, Bob Feller, Lou Brissie, and Johnny Pesky who answered their nation's call to serve their country.

Wojtek

Wojtek
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Author: Alan Pollock Alan,Bryony Thomson Bryony
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1910646415
Release: 2019-05
Editor: Unknown

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View more details of this book at www.walkerbooks.com.au

When Football Went to War

When Football Went to War
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Author: Todd Anton,Bill Nowlin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781623683092
Release: 2013-11-15
Editor: Triumph Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

More than any other sport, professional football contributed fighting men to the battles of World War II, and the 22 or so players or former players that lost their lives are among the riveting stories told in this tribute to football's war heroes that spans many decades and military conflicts. The National Football League counts three Congressional Medal of Honor recipients among its honors, along with numerous Silver Stars, Distinguished Flying Crosses, and Purple Hearts. When Football Went to War offers a ground-breaking look at football—college and professional football alike—and many of the wartime heroes who came off the field of play to fight for their country. Detailed biographies of those who gave their lives are supplemented by many other stories of wartime heroism, from World War I through to Pat Tillman's tragic death in the Global War on Terrorism. Football has become the most popular sport in America and this heartfelt book honors the many sacrifices of NFL athletes over the years in service of their country.

When the Akimotos Went to War

When the Akimotos Went to War
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Author: Matthew Elms
Pages: 152
ISBN: 0979026644
Release: 2015
Editor: Government Printing Office

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An American story of heroism in the face of discrimination The newly released non-fiction book, When the Akimotos Went to War: An untold story of family, patriotism and sacrifice during World War II, captures the story of three Japanese American brothers—Victor, Johnny, and Ted Akimoto—who volunteered for military service while their family members were forced into an internment camp. Despite the nation-wide fear of the Nisei—the first generation of Japanese children born in the United States who were American citizens—the Akimoto brothers pledged their loyalty and bravery to the U.S. military, wanting to prove that being an American ran deeper than race. This story will engage middle school students and above to identify and understand the struggles that Japanese-American soldiers endured during World War II. This content will help students expand their knowledge about U.S. history to include an understanding of training camps, shipping out overseas, loss of life, and prisoner of war camps during World War II.

When the Stars Went to War

When the Stars Went to War
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Author: Roy Hoopes
Pages: 357
ISBN: UOM:39076001485478
Release: 1994
Editor: Random House Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Interweaving the reminiscences of numerous actors, actresses, studio heads, and others, an account of Hollywood during World War II chronicles the USO tours, bond drives, combat experiences, and more. 20,000 first printing. First serial, Modern Maturity. Tour.

We Went to War

We Went to War
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Author: Roy Ito
Pages: 330
ISBN: UVA:X000905112
Release: 1984
Editor: Stittsville, Ont. : Canada's Wings

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The Day We Went to War

The Day We Went to War
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Author: Terry Charman
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780753537787
Release: 2010-07-08
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

11:15 am, 3 September 1939. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain confirms the nation's fears by announcing that Britain is at war with Germany. Outbreak is the definitive history of the build-up to, outbreak and first few months of the Second World War. Drawing on the Imperial War Museum's extensive archives, this book features the personal stories of real men and women who lived through the startling events of that year, as well as those who were actively involved in the political negotiations and their aftermath. Featuring numerous photographs and the voices of key players, as well as contributions from well-known figures who were directly affected by the build up to war, Outbreak is a gripping record of an extraordinary year in British history.

The Boy Who Went to War

The Boy Who Went to War
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Author: Giles Milton
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781429990585
Release: 2011-10-11
Editor: Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A powerful and true story of warfare and human survival that exposes a side of World War II that is unknown by many— this is the story of Wolfram Aïchele, a boy whose childhood was stolen by a war in which he had no choice but to fight. Giles Milton has been a writer and historian for many years, writing about people and places that history has forgotten. But it took his young daughter's depiction of a swastika on an imaginary family shield - the swastika representing Germany - for Giles to uncover the incredible, dark story of his own family and his father-in-law's life under Hitler's regime. As German citizens during World War II, Wolfram and his Bohemian, artist parents survived one of the most brutal eras of history. Wolfram, who was only nine years old when Hitler came to power, lived through the rise and fall of the Third Reich, from the earliest street marches to the final defeat of the Nazi regime. Conscripted into Hitler's army, he witnessed the brutality of war - first on the Russian front and then on the Normandy beaches. Seen through German eyes and written with remarkable sensitivity, The Boy Who Went to War is a powerful story of warfare and human survival and a reminder to us all that civilians on both sides suffered the consequences of Hitler's war.

Johnny Got His Gun

Johnny Got His Gun
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Author: Dalton Trumbo
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780806537603
Release: 2007-07-01
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corp.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo’s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that’s as timely as ever. “A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.”--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review

Washington Goes to War

Washington Goes to War
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Author: David Brinkley
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780593319451
Release: 2020-09-30
Editor: Knopf

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

David Brinkley, one of America's most respected and celebrated news commentators, turns his journalistic skills to a personal account of the tumultuous days of World War II in the sleepy little Southern town that was Washington, D.C. Carrying us from the first days of the war through Roosevelt's death and the celebration of VJ Day, Brinkley surrounds us with fascinating people. Here are the charismatic President Roosevelt and the woman spy, code name "Cynthia." Here, too, are the diplomatic set, new Pentagon officials, and old-line society members--aka "Cave Dwellers." We meet the brashest and the brightest who actually ran the government, and the countless men and women who came to support the war effort in any way they could--all seeking to share in the adventure of their generation.

She Went to War

She Went to War
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Author: Rhonda Cornum,Peter Copeland
Pages: 367
ISBN: 0783885164
Release: 1999
Editor: G K Hall & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Recounts the author's service in the Gulf War and capture by the Iraqis

When the Comics Went to War

When the Comics Went to War
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Author: Adam Riches,Tim Parker,Robert Frankland
Pages: 255
ISBN: 184596554X
Release: 2009
Editor: Mainstream Publishing Company

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War.

Churchill Hitler and The Unnecessary War

Churchill  Hitler  and  The Unnecessary War
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Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780307409560
Release: 2008-05-27
Editor: Crown Forum

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Were World Wars I and II inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment? In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen– Winston Churchill first among them–the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust might have been avoided and the British Empire might never have collapsed into ruins. Half a century of murderous oppression of scores of millions under the iron boot of Communist tyranny might never have happened, and Europe’s central role in world affairs might have been sustained for many generations. Among the British and Churchillian errors were: • The secret decision of a tiny cabal in the inner Cabinet in 1906 to take Britain straight to war against Germany, should she invade France • The vengeful Treaty of Versailles that mutilated Germany, leaving her bitter, betrayed, and receptive to the appeal of Adolf Hitler • Britain’s capitulation, at Churchill’s urging, to American pressure to sever the Anglo-Japanese alliance, insulting and isolating Japan, pushing her onto the path of militarism and conquest • The greatest mistake in British history: the unsolicited war guarantee to Poland of March 1939, ensuring the Second World War Certain to create controversy and spirited argument, Churchill, Hitler, and “the Unnecessary War” is a grand and bold insight into the historic failures of judgment that ended centuries of European rule and guaranteed a future no one who lived in that vanished world could ever have envisioned.

The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers
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Author: Christopher Clark
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9780062199225
Release: 2013-03-19
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark’s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself, but on the complex events and relationships that led a group of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict. Clark traces the paths to war in a minute-by-minute, action-packed narrative that cuts between the key decision centers in Vienna, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Paris, London, and Belgrade, and examines the decades of history that informed the events of 1914 and details the mutual misunderstandings and unintended signals that drove the crisis forward in a few short weeks. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, Christopher Clark’s The Sleepwalkers is a dramatic and authoritative chronicle of Europe’s descent into a war that tore the world apart.

When the Airlines Went to War

When the Airlines Went to War
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Author: Robert J. Serling
Pages: 310
ISBN: WISC:89073215741
Release: 1997
Editor: Kensington Publishing Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An in-depth history of the first airlines, pilots, mechanics, and engineers to become involved in military missions describes how the airlines sent planes and people to war, covering the transport planes, secret meetings and missions, and other fascinating facts about the military role of America's commercial airlines.

X Troop

X Troop
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Author: Leah Garrett
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780358177425
Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Brilliantly researched, utterly gripping history: the first full account of a remarkable group of Jewish refugees—a top-secret band of brothers—who waged war on Hitler.”—Alex Kershaw, New York Times best-selling author of The Longest Winter and TheLiberator The incredible World War II saga of the German-Jewish commandos who fought in Britain’s most secretive special-forces unit—but whose story has gone untold until now June 1942. The shadow of the Third Reich has fallen across the European continent. In desperation, Winston Churchill and his chief of staff form an unusual plan: a new commando unit made up of Jewish refugees who have escaped to Britain. The resulting volunteers are a motley group of intellectuals, artists, and athletes, most from Germany and Austria. Many have been interned as enemy aliens, and have lost their families, their homes—their whole worlds. They will stop at nothing to defeat the Nazis. Trained in counterintelligence and advanced combat, this top secret unit becomes known as X Troop. Some simply call them a suicide squad. Drawing on extensive original research, including interviews with the last surviving members, Leah Garrett follows this unique band of brothers from Germany to England and back again, with stops at British internment camps, the beaches of Normandy, the battlefields of Italy and Holland, and the hellscape of Terezin concentration camp—the scene of one of the most dramatic, untold rescues of the war. For the first time, X Troop tells the astonishing story of these secret shock troops and their devastating blows against the Nazis. “Garrett’s detective work is stunning, and her storytelling is masterful. This is an original account of Jewish rescue, resistance, and revenge.”—Wendy Lower, author of The Ravine and National Book Award finalist Hitler’s Furies

Dispatches

Dispatches
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Author: Michael Herr
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307814166
Release: 2011-11-30
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The best book to have been written about the Vietnam War" (The New York Times Book Review); an instant classic straight from the front lines. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone. Michael Herr’s unsparing, unorthodox retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, rendering clarity from one of the most incomprehensible and nightmarish events of our time. Dispatches is among the most blistering and compassionate accounts of war in our literature.