Books As Weapons: Propaganda, Publishing, and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II by John B. Hench is the winner of the George A. and Jean S. DeLong Book History Book Award given by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing.
Here is an excerpt from the award citation:
“In a breathtaking history of wartime editions, this book presents a rich history of a relatively brief period in American publishing. . . . This is a book about war but it is also a book about the diplomacy of books. As an international and comparative history of wartime publishing, it presents deeply contextualized accounts, offering multiple contemporary perspectives, a true mark of scholarship that constructs the book trade as an international phenomenon. It will for sure make its mark in many fields, but it is deeply embedded in our own.”