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Love this old poster 📚📚😊
Congrats on your milestone @LaurenReads 🎉🎉🎉 ‘When Books Went to War‘ is a favorite nonfiction book of mine. Even though it‘s about a tough subject (WWII) it makes my heart smile reading how books had such a impact on our soldiers overseas, and how important reading is 💗 Thanks for hosting this fun giveaway #hundredgrand 😊
1. ‘When Books Went to War‘; it shows how something as simple as books have such an impact on people‘s lives. I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys reading 👍🏻
2. I‘d love to get to Boston someday
3. @kellyann28 thank you💜! I‘ve got my fingers crossed 🤞🏼
Re-reading a favorite until my next read comes in the mail. Ugh, have to wait until Monday to get it, don‘t think I‘ll get it tomorrow 😕
Trying to get out of my #readingslump with this #bookaboutbooks. I seem to be in a mood where even the slightest thing that irritates me about a book causes me to DNF it. I gave this book to my uncle, who only reads non-fiction, and then he gave it back to me to read. Win-win!! 😊
❤️ My bookish haul came mostly from @Lwiesman in my amazing #ssgp box. I also got a Handbook for the Recently Deceased journal!
❤️ For NYE we always hang out with my BiL and his family, play Magic the Gathering (I know) and get Chinese takeout.
❤️ My mom made Irish cream for our Christmas morning coffee. Yum.
❤️ Different editions of A Christmas Carol.
❤️ Come to the land of the ice and snow....
Last #HumpDayPost of the year! Thanks @MinDea 😍
Me and Grandad reading our bookish gifts! I gave G Dad one of my favorite books, When Books Went to War, and he LOVES it so far! Fun fact about what I love about G Dad: he has a memory of an elephant, and loves reciting ballads, poems, recitations, and etc. of history. He does so with humor and spunk. He is my Bookish Grandfather and we love sharing stories! MERRY CHRISTMAS friends !! 🎄
“Wells protested Germany‘s actions by providing a refuge for endangered titles. With the cooperation of other authors, Wells established the Library of Burned Books, which opened in Paris in the spring of 1934. The library housed copies of all books banned or burned by the Nazis, and held in safekeeping writings and books donated by German refugees and anyone who felt their books might be at risk” #protest #quotsynov17
5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️????? This book is AMAZING and you got to read it! The author shows how books helped WWII soldiers stay connected and " feel human", and how publishers, libraries, and librarians fought for the freedom of thought, speech,&books to be given to our soldiers in a war that was taking away freedom of thought and speech. Again, READ THIS BOOK- I cannot recommend this book more, and it is my favorite book read so far of 2017??????
Spending a couple hours at the New York Public Library- I am in love with it!! At checkout after having a nice conversation with the library worker, and remarking my library was not even using credit cards yet, she gave me a librarian discount!! 📚📚
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars!! Everyone who enjoys WWII history and everyone who just loves books needs to read this. I highly recommend it!!
I'm starting 'When Books Went to War' by Molly Guptill Manning today to celebrate our nation's freedom. Thank you to our brave servicemen and servicewomen for making our way of life possible!! 🎉❤️🎉
What might be required to make important changes is a reason to have the military disagree with a (potential) federal law, or an alteration to one. #resistance
This section deals with absentee ballots for service men and other necessary wartime positions away from home during the war and Taft's inclusion of Title V. The Title was about the exclusion of anything that could be considered propaganda also being sent to those potential voters.
The freedom to vote vs. Censorship during a war that was in large part about the loss of freedoms. Apparently, this stuff isn't new in democracies.
I don't know if books that included sex/seduction had been called trashy before, but I find it interesting that the service men didn't seem to think so.
They did however end up getting the books they wanted. 🙂
A fantastic read about the importance of books and reading to democracy. Details how WWII was not just a physical battle, but also a battle of ideas. It was Nazi Germany's book burning and censorship vs. USA's sending millions of books to troops at the front in special Armed Services Editions. Anyone who loves reading should read this book. Also, librarians should read it too as it showcases our beloved values, particularly that of access for all.
Not that I'm fond of wars, but I have to say that I'm rather pleased there was a rethink about paperbacks. I commute a lot and hardcovers are a pain in the patootie (a beautiful as many are) I prefer the penalty of waiting for paperbacks (most of the time). #warchangeseverything
Today's thrift shop find. During WWII, American librarians campaigned to send reading material overseas to soldiers and, with the help of the War Dept. and the publishing industry, eventually sent over 120 million books. This effort turned A Tree Grows in Brooklyn into a bestseller and saved The Great Gatsby from obscurity.
A great nonfiction audio book detailing the lengths the US went through to build WWII soldier morale by providing books!! Wonderful. I learned tons!
So this isn't what I thought it would be, but so far it is very interesting! This details the massive push for book donations to supply to the Soldiers during WWII. Librarians saw books as a way to emphasize the difference between US and Nazi Germany culture. We were donating while they were burning. The magnitude of acquiring that many books...amazing!
I've wanted this book for ages, and while I was checking prices on my Kindle samples to see if there were any good deals, I discovered this is currently only $1.99! Sadly, it turned out I had less than that in my bank account, so hopefully it will stay on sale until paycheck time tomorrow.
I highly recommend this book! What a delight! If you love books and are interested in what was going on in the home front during WWII, you will love this book!
I went to a talk this week about the Council on Books in Wartime and the books they published and sent to American soldiers fighting on WWII. It was super interesting and really made me want to get around to finally reading this book!
A fascinating look at a little remembered program from WWII to provide soldiers with books and how important those books were to the moral and emotional support of our troops. This program also helped create or modern market for mass paperback books and made reading more available to everyone. I especially liked the part where they showed the council fighting back against censorship. The writing style is easy and accessable and very educational.
Books = moral boost. The US used books to fight the war against ideas and the Nazi book burning and censorship. I did not know much at all, really anything, about the ASEs in WWII. All that seems to be shown about moral boosting is celebrities entertaining the soldiers. These little books, they could fit in a pocket, were as important as food for the soldiers in/on the battle field. Interesting subject and bit of history. A book and books.
I've been looking forward to getting to this one on my 2016 Reading List. I don't have a specific order to read my list in but I have "feel" the book to read it. I know you all understand that.
Love love love. My only complaint is that when the book finished, my kindle said I was 53% into the book...so while the book concluded nicely, I had no idea I was almost finished and it made me a little sad!
I'm reading a fabulous book (When Books Went to War) which prominently features my favorite book (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), and to top it off, I was at the Library of Congress today. Here's part of Thomas Jefferson's original collection.
"...some printed pages are medical plasters to extract pain, some are tourists' tickets out of boredom or loneliness..., still others are diplomas for getting promotion and drilling ideas into a quick-step." -Althea Warren, librarian & first director of the Victory Book Campaign (& career goals)