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Author Peiss, Kathy Lee, author
Title Information hunters : when librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War II Europe / Kathy Peiss
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2020]
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 Rodman Main Adult  940.548 P379  [NEW ITEM]  DUE 11-27-20
Descript xi, 277 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 25 cm
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "Reveals how book and document collecting became part of the new apparatus of intelligence and national security, military planning, and postwar reconstruction. Focusing on the ordinary Americans who carried out these missions and how they made decisions on the ground to acquire sources that would be useful in the war zone as well as on the home front. "--Dust flap
Contents The country of the mind must also attack -- Librarians and collectors go to war -- The wild scramble for documents -- Acquisitions on a Grand Scale -- Fugitive Records of War -- Book Burning-American Style -- Not a Library, but a Large Depot of Loot
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Europe
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- United States
Books -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
Intelligence service -- United States -- Information services
Acquisitions (Libraries) -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Cultural property -- Protection -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
Librarians -- United States -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Europe
United States. Office of Strategic Services
Library of Congress Mission to Germany
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When librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War Two Europe
When librarians, soldiers, and spies banded together in World War 2 Europe
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