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Books in Action: The Armed Services Editions

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Hardcover, 78 pages
Published December 31st 1984 by Book (first published June 1984)
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James Crabtree
May 01, 2016 James Crabtree rated it it was amazing
This book, composed of three short essays and a list of titles by author, looks at the books produced during WWII (and immediately afterward) as small paperback editions. These book titles were picked for their value in entertaining and educating GIs overseas. The titles include Robert Benchley stories, Zane Gray westerns to Selected Stories of Mark Twain. In many cases, soldiers claimed that these books provided them the first opportunity to really get to know good literature.

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Nov 29, 2010 Travis rated it liked it
A succint history of the Armed Services Editions, which had a profound effect on promoting reading, literature, and education on US soldiers and sailors during WWII. Also had an impact on the normlization of paperback publishing in the United States.

An interesting, fast read.
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