Books in the war : the romance of library war service
NamesKoch, Theodore Wesley, 1871-1941 (Author)Falls, C. B.(Charles Buckles), 1874-1960 (Binding designer)American Library Association. Library War Service (Former owner)
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1919Place: BostonPlace: New YorkPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Table of ContentsThe 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 locationsRare Book DivisionShelf locator: *KF 1919 17-11
TopicsWorld War, 1914-1918 -- LibrariesAmerican Library Association. Library War ServiceRed Cross and St. John War Hospital LibraryCamps' Library (Great Britain)World War, 1914-1918 -- LibrariesSoldiers' libraries -- United StatesSoldiers' libraries -- Great BritainSoldiers' libraries -- EuropeSoldiers -- Books and reading
NotesContent: "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 BTZEAcquisition: Purchase; Old Scrolls Book Shop; 04-08-2013 Copy in *KF 1919 17-11Acquisition: 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). NNOwnership: 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 DescriptionExtent: Xix, 388 pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 109 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles ; 21 cm
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersLibrary of Congress Control Number: 19015509RLIN/OCLC: 1541244NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19799265Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d3be0e60-50df-0138-3644-0297f9972534
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