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Books in World War II

Poster for the US Victory Book Campaign, 1942-43

Books in World War II When the United States entered World War II in 1941, the average American soldier had an eleventh-grade education and didn’t read for pleasure. Hardback books cost $2, expensive considering the average yearly wages of about $2000. Pocket Books had begun publishing the first mass market paperback books in the United… Read more »