TITLE: Books as Weapons: Propaganda, Publishing and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II
SPEAKER: John Hench
EVENT DATE: 10/05/2010
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 57 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
John Hench tells the little-known story of the vital partnership between American book publishers and the United States government to put carefully selected recent books highlighting American history and values into the hands of civilians liberated from Axis forces.
Speaker Biography: John B. Hench has retired from the post of Vice President for Collections and Programs at the American Antiquarian Society. He is coeditor of The Press and the American Revolution and Printing and Society in Early America.
SERIES: Books & Beyond