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When books went to war

Recently, National Public Radio reported on Armed Services Editions books, the pocket-sized books that offered entertained and enlightenment to soldiers during World War II.  Click here to listen .

A recently released book  When Books Went to War  chronicles a joint effort between U.S. government, the publishing industry, and the American librarians to boost troop morale during World War II by shipping more than one hundred million books to the war front for soldiers to read during their down time.  Click here to request one of the Mid Hudson Library  System  copy of When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning.