Tuesday, February 22, 2011

History of Armed Services Edition Books

After reading a fascinating article about Armed Services Editions, I had the highly usual response of making my way over to the accompanying Wikipedia entry. It links to the virtual catalog for Books Go To War: The Armed Services, an exhibition that ran at the University of Virginia.

I highly encourage a run through. The university has a near-complete set and the exhibit takes you through the idea of the ASE from conception to production, distribution, and impact. It's an important education in part of publishing history.

(poster via Literature on the Frontlines: The History of Armed Services Edition Book)

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