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The author of the book: Alexander Woollcott
Language: English
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The size of the: 369 KB
Edition: Viking
Date of issue: 1943

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In the first part of World War II, remembering his days as a soldier during the first World War, Alexander Woollcott decided to put together a book of pieces from various American authors for servicemen to read. He proposed it to his publishing house, Viking. It would be hardcover (a flexible hardcover for durability and making it easy to put anywhere), but also small, compact, though with a lot of pages. They had light paper and small margins, but were compact, and most of all, portable. After all, they were being designed for soldiers. As You Were: A Portable Library of American Prose and Poetry Assembled for Members of the Armed Forces and the Merchant Marines was published in March, 1943.

It was followed almost immediately by The Portable Steinbeck, a book that was easy to put together as Steinbeck himself was a Viking author. The back of the Steinbeck made clear the mission of the Portable Library: “to present a considerable quantity of widely popular reading in a volume so small that it can conveniently be carried and read in places where a book of ordinary format would be a hindrance.”

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Ebook As You Were: A Portable Library of American Prose and Poetry Assembled for Members of the Armed Forces and the Merchant Marine read Online! Alexander Woollcott was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine and a member of the Algonquin Round Table.

Born in New Jersey
Attended Central High School Kansas City, Missouri;
graduated from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, in 1909. He founded a drama group there, edited the student literary magazine and was accepted by a fraternity.


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