The Soldiers’ Pocket Books That Legitimized Paperbacks — Pacific Paratrooper

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis: Even though pamphlets and softcover books have been available in Europe since the 16th century, US readers looked down on them until well into the 20th century. As a recent Atlas Obscura post by Cara Giaimo explains, without a mass-market distribution model in place, it was difficult to make money…

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