Item #66204 Books in Action: The Armed Services Editions. John Y. Cole.

Books in Action: The Armed Services Editions

Washington DC: Center for the Book; Library of Congress, 1984. First edition. Paperback. 78pp. Slim octavo [23 cm] Pictorial wrappers with light edgewear to the wrappers. Very Good. Item #66204
ISBN: 0844404667

From the Introduction=

"The Armed Services Editions introduced thousands of American soldiers and sailors to the pleasures of reading. Between 1943 and 1947, nearly 123 million copies of 1,322 titles of these flat, wide, and very pocketable paperbacks were distributed to U.S. Armed Forces around the world. Best-sellers, classics, mysteries, history, westerns, and poetry were part of each shipment. For most of the U.S. troops overseas, Armed Service Editions were the only books that were easily available."

Price: $25.00

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