About the Book “The War of Words: How American GI Journalists Battled Censorship and Propaganda to Help Win World War II”

From a Wall Street Journal column by Edward Kosner headlined “‘The War of Words’ Review: What’s News to the Front?”:

One of the pleasures of popular history is the retrieval of fascinating but forgotten episodes that reanimate an epic era. One might think that every aspect of World War II has been scrutinized by now, but there are always welcome surprises. Molly Guptill Manning’s “The War of Words,” a compact account of how America’s soldiers, sailors and airmen got the news, is one of them. The global effort to sustain the morale of U.S. combatants—and to counter the enemy’s energetic efforts to dishearten Allied forces—by keeping them informed was a crucial element of the war.