Spring Book Club: When Books Went to War

For the spring CoALL Book Club, we’ve selected When Books Went to War, a history of the Armed Services Editions, the books printed with funding from the government and shipped to soldiers during World War II. The American Library Association initiated a program earlier in the war to send donated books to the troops, and the War Department and a coalition of publishers continued the effort with ASEs.

When Books Went to War
The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II
By Molly Guptill Manning

Wednesday, June 1
Noon to 1 pm
Denver: If you would like to host the book club discussion, please let me know. Otherwise, we can have it at H&H.
Boulder: We can set up a conference call, if anyone there would like to coordinate location.

Coverage of When Books Went to War

New York Times Book Review

NPR Author Interview

Wall Street Journal

More on the Armed Services Editions


Library of Congress blog

Feel free to RSVP now, but I’ll send out a reminder to do so in a couple weeks. Have a great week!

Abby Lindquist, MLIS
Research Librarian
Holland & Hart LLP
555 17th Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 295-8061

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