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Hench, John B.

Overview
Works: 12 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 2,415 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN4861, 071.3
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Most widely held works about John B Hench
 
Most widely held works by John B Hench
The Press & the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Foreword: This book of essays on the activities, place, and influence of American printers and journalists during the period of our Revolution is the American Antiquarian Society's primary scholarly contribution to the two hundredth anniversary of that pivotal process. Since its founding in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, one of the leading journalists of the Revolutionary era, the American Antiquarian Society has expended a very large portion of its energies upon the collection, recording, and dissemination of the fundamental printed records of the American Revolution-its precursing events and its aftermath. The Society has done so in the strong belief that the influence of those who controlled the printed word were the persons crucial to the formation of a revolution within the minds of Americans, as well as to the act of overt revolt. Thus, the history of the Society is inextricably linked with the American press and with the American Revolution and has resulted in our enduring interest in the history of printing and publishing of the country. Thomas, himself, established this focus his own lifetime, for his narrative of the contribution of American printers to the development of our cultural life during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is, after 167 years, still informative, and it remains in print. Thomas also compiled the first list of American imprints of the colonial period, which was edited and published by the Society in 1874. Succeeding Society members and staff have followed our founder by actively enlarging knowledge of the American printed record and, through its interpretation, expanding our understanding of American history and culture. Thus, this book of essays falls squarely within the traditional concerns of the Society and we trust it serves to deepen our understanding of the role of the printers during the Revolution. Isaiah Thomas provides a link between the press, the Revolution, and this Society, a link that may serve to introduce this volume
Books as weapons : propaganda, publishing, and the battle for global markets in the era of World War II by John B Hench( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only weeks after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, a surprising cargo, crates of books, joined the flood of troop reinforcements, weapons and ammunition, food, and medicine onto Normandy beaches. The books were destined for French bookshops, to be followed by millions more American books (in translation but also in English) ultimately distributed throughout Europe and the rest of the world. The British were doing similar work, which was uneasily coordinated with that of the Americans within the Psychological Warfare Division of General Eisenhower's Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, under General Eisenhower's command. This book tells the little known story of the vital partnership between American book publishers and the U.S. government to put carefully selected recent books highlighting American history and values into the hands of civilians liberated from Axis forces. The government desired to use books to help disintoxicate the minds of these people from the Nazi and Japanese propaganda and censorship machines and to win their friendship. This objective dovetailed perfectly with U.S. publishers' ambitions to find new profits in international markets, which had been dominated by Britain, France, and Germany before their book trades were devastated by the war. Key figures on both the trade and government sides of the program considered books the most enduring propaganda of all and thus effective weapons in the war of ideas, both during the war and afterward, when the Soviet Union flexed its military might and demonstrated its propaganda savvy. Seldom have books been charged with greater responsibility or imbued with more significance. The author leavens this fully international account of the programs with vignettes set in the war rooms of Washington and London, publishers' offices throughout the world, and the jeeps in which information officers drove over bomb rutted roads to bring the books to people who were hungering for them. The book provides context for continuing debates about the relationship between government and private enterprise and the image of the United States abroad
Needs and opportunities in the history of the book : America, 1639-1876( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under its generous dome : the collections and programs of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Republican synthesis revisited : essays in honor of George Athan Billias( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newspaper in a republic Boston's Centinel and Chronicle, 1784-1801 by John B Hench( )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serendipity & synergy : collection development, access, and research opportunities at the American Antiquarian Society in the McCorison era( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of John Fenno and John Ward Fenno, 1779-1800 : part 1: 1779-1790 by John Fenno( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hundred years of the American newspaper by Charles E Clark( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under its generous dome by American Antiquarian Society( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This electronic version of the guide to AAS collections and programs is, in effect, the third edition of the work that began with publication in book form in 1987 as The Collections and programs of the American Antiquarian Society: a 175th-Anniversary guide, and continued in 1992 with an updated, second edition paperback complete with a new title, Under Its generous dome: the collections and programs of the American Antiquarian Society. "
A quarter century of visiting fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society, 1972-97( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Speeches presented at the twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of the American Antiquarian Society's visiting fellowship program
 
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Books as weapons : propaganda, publishing, and the battle for global markets in the era of World War II
Alternative Names
Bixler Hench, John 1943-

Hench, John B. 1943-...

Hench, John Bixler.

Hench, John Bixler 1943-

Languages
English (46)

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Under its generous dome : the collections and programs of the American Antiquarian Society