“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Carl Crow, China and US Armed Forces Editions

Posted: September 26th, 2017 | No Comments »

This article popped on Atlas Obscura up recently on the history of the US Armed Forces edition paperbacks distributed to military personnel during WW2 between 1943-1946. It’s an amazing story and worth a read…

I should also mention that Carl Crow’s Four Hundred Million Customers was selected as a US Armed Forces edition and specifically issued to all the GIs and sailors that liberated Shanghai and were stationed there for several years afterwards rebuilding the city, country and running the War Crimes Tribunals.

As far as I know Crow’s was the only China-related title in the series apart Alice Tisdale Hobart’s 1933 Oil for the Lamps of China

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