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Imperative Book #2, 1943

1 box

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Collection History


OVERSEAS EDITIONS, INC. (complete set of books from the collection transferred to Firestone Library, Jan. 1992)

Basso, Hamilton, Mainstream, 2 Engl

Becker, Carl, How New Will the Better World Be?, 2 Engl, 2 Fren, 2 Germ

Benet, Stephen V., America, 2 Engl, 2 Germ, 2 Ital

Bowen, Catherine, Yankee from Olympus, Engl 1, Fren 2, Germ 2

Brogan, Denis W., A Free State, Germ 1

Brown, Harry, A Walk in the Sun, Engl 2, Fren 2, Germ 2

Burns, Eugene, Then There Was One, Fren 2

Chinard, Gilbert, Thomas Jefferson, Fren 2

Commager & Nevins, Pocket History of the United States, Engl 2, Fren 2, Germ 2

Dulles, F. R., The Road to Tehran, Engl 2, Fren 2, Germ 2

Fast, Howard, Citizen Tom Paine, Engl 2, Fren 3, Ital 2

Fortune Editors, Japan, Engl 2, Fren 2, Germ 2

Furnas, J. C., How America Lives, Engl 2, Fren 2

Grew, Joseph, Report From Tokyo, Fren 2, Germ 2

Hemingway, Ernest, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Engl 1

Hersey, John, Into the Valley, Ital 2

Holt, Rackham, George Washington Carver, Engl 2, Fren 2, Germ 2

Hough, Donald, Captain Retread, Engl 2, Fren 2, Germ 2

Jaffe, Bernard, Men of Science in America, Engl 2, Fren 2, Germ 2

Kazin, Alfred, On Native Grounds, Engl 2, Germ 1

Lilienthal, David, TVA, Democracy on the March, Engl 2, Germ 2

Lippmann, Walter, U.S. Foreign Policy & U.S. War Aims, Engl 2, Fren 2

Marshall, George C., American High Command Report, Fren 2, Germ 2, Ital 2

Miller, Max, Daybreak for Our Carrier, Engl 2

Pratt, Fletcher, The Navy's War, Germ 2

Pyle, Ernest, G. I. Joe, Engl 2, Fren 2

Ratcliff, John, Science Yearbook of 1944, Germ 2

Rourke, Constance, Audubon, Fren 2

Saroyan, William, The Human Comedy, Engl 2, Ital 2

Sherrod, Robert, Tarawa, Fren 2, Germ 2

Steffens, Lincoln, Boy on Horseback, Fren 2, Germ 3

Steinbeck, John, Bombs Away, Fren 2

Stimson, Henry, Prelude to Invasion, Germ 2

Trumbull, Robert, The Raft, Engl 2, Fren 2, Germ 2

Van Doren, Carl, Benjamin Franklin, Engl 2, Germ 2

White, E. B., One Man's Meat, Germ 2

Books published in conjunction with the Office of War Information, the Navy Department or the War Department (transferred to Firestone Library, Jan. 1992).

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Barbara Volz in January 1992. Finding aid written by Barbara Volz in January 1992.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Imperative Book #2; Council on Books in Wartime Records, MC038, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

Princeton University Library manuscript collections include the Selected Papers of William M. Sloane (C0236) and the Publishers' Weekly Collection (C0690). Also of interest may be the book History of the Council on Books in Wartime, 1942-1946 by R. Ballou, and I. Rakowsky published in 1946 (PUL call #14101.5.271).

In addition, Princeton University Library's Rare Books Department holds a collection of sample copies of "Editions for the Armed Services" (Armed Services Editions) contained in 12 archival boxes and cataloged as a unit, call # (Ex) PN861.E34 (an annotated list is in process). From the Records two groups of books have been transferred to Firestone Library; a complete set of copies of Overseas Editions books in English and foreign languages (see separate list), and 11 books published by the Council in conjunction with the Office of War Information, the Navy Department, and the War Department (see separate list).


Books published in conjunction with the Office of War Information, the Navy Department or the War Department (transferred to Firestone Library, Jan. 1992). Henri, Raymond. The U. S. Marines on Iwo Jima. New York, New York: Dial Press, 1945. Hough, Donald & Arnold, Elliot. Big Distance. New York, New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1945. Karig, Walter & Kelly, Welbourn. Battle Report: Pearl Harbor to Coral Sea. New York, New York: Farrar & Reinhart, 1944. Miller, Max. Daybreak for Our Carrier. New York, New York: McGraw- Hill, 1945. Miller, Max. The Far Shore. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1945. Thruelson, Richard & Arnold, Elliot. Mediterranean Sweep. New York, New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1944. United States. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Our Flying Navy. New York, New York: Macmillan, 1944. United States. Office of War Information. War Atlas for Americans. New York, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1944. United States. War Dept. General Staff. General Marshall's Report; The Winning of the War in Europe and the Pacific. Simon and Schuster, 1945. United States. War Dept. Our Army at War. New York, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1944. Yank, editors of. The Best from Yank, the Army Weekly. New York, New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1945.

Council on Books in Wartime. Editions for the Armed Services, Inc.; A History, Together with the Complete List of 1324 Books Published for American Armed Forces Overseas. New York, 1948. (7 copies) Council on Books in Wartime. A List of the First 774 Books Published for the American Armed Forces Overseas. New York, Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., n.d. (1 pamphlet)

Council on Books in Wartime
Armed Services Editions, Inc.
Overseas Editions, Inc