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Books in the war : the romance of library war service
Koch, Theodore Wesley, 1871-1941 (Author)
Falls, C. B.(Charles Buckles), 1874-1960 (Binding designer)
American Library Association. Library War Service (Former owner)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1919
Place: Boston
Place: New York
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Table of Contents
The Library War Service of the American Library Association -- Reading soldiers -- Students in khaki -- The call from overseas -- The A.L.A. in France -- Library service by mail -- Naval libraries and transport service -- American military hospital libraries -- Books for the sick and wounded -- The British War Library -- The British Camps Library -- British Y.M.C.A. libraries -- British prisoners of war book scheme (educational) -- British military hospital libraries -- Reading in the prison camps -- Letters from the front -- Pictures and poetry -- The Bible in the trenches -- Books for blinded soldiers -- Reading for the future.
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: *KF 1919 17-11
World War, 1914-1918 -- Libraries
American Library Association. Library War Service
Red Cross and St. John War Hospital Library
Camps' Library (Great Britain)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Libraries
Soldiers' libraries -- United States
Soldiers' libraries -- Great Britain
Soldiers' libraries -- Europe
Soldiers -- Books and reading
still image
Content: "The present volume is an amplification of the first part of my War libraries and allied studies"--Preface.
Content: Includes index.
Content: Also available online (various copies) via Hathitrust and Internet Archive.
Additional physical form: Purchase; Ho[ughton Mifflin] ; 1920-07-27; 873083 Copy in BTZE
Acquisition: Purchase; Old Scrolls Book Shop; 04-08-2013 Copy in *KF 1919 17-11
Acquisition: Copy in *KF 1919 17-11: American Library Association Library War Service (bookplate, with reduced version of the front cover; lettering: "War Service Library. Books are provided by the people of the United States through the American Library Association for the use of soldiers and sailors"; American Library Association War Service book card, unmarked, inserted in diagonal card holder sleeve mounted on back pastedown). NN
Ownership: Publisher's dark brown ribbed cloth, lettered in yellow. Mounted on front cover is a full-page color illustration, lettered with title and name of author; signed "F" (C.B. Falls). It depicts a soldier carrying a stack of books. The image originated as a poster commissioned by the Library War Service of the American Library Association, with lettering "Books wanted for our men in camp and 'over there.' Take your gifts to the public library." It was also used as a bookplate by the Library War Service.
Creation/production credits: Manufacturer Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Riverside Press.
Physical Description
Extent: Xix, 388 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 109 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles ; 21 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
Library of Congress Control Number: 19015509
RLIN/OCLC: 1541244
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19799265
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d3be0e60-50df-0138-3644-0297f9972534
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1871: Creator Born
  • 1919: Issued
  • 1941: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "Books in the war " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1919.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rare Book Division, The New York Public Library. "Books in the war " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 4, 2020.

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Wikipedia Citation

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Books in the war