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Books As Weapons: Propaganda, Publishing, and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II – uncorrected book proof

Books As Weapons tells the little-known story of the vital partnership between American book publishers and the U.S. government to put carefully selected recent books highlighting American history and values into the hands of civilians liberated from Axis forces. The government desired to use books to help “disintoxicate” the minds of these people from the Nazi and Japanese propaganda and censorship machines and to win their friendship. This objective dovetailed perfectly with U.S. publishers’ ambitions to find new profits in international markets, which had been dominated by Britain, France, and Germany before their book trades were devastated by the war. Key figures on both the trade and government sides of the program considered books “the most enduring propaganda of all” and thus effective “weapons in the war of ideas,” both during the war and afterward, when the Soviet Union flexed its military might and demonstrated its propaganda savvy. Seldom have books been charged with greater responsibility or imbued with more significance.

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352 pages

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Paperback

Language

English

Book Condition

Good

Author

John B. Hench

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