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WORDS THAT WON THE WAR—James R. Mock & Cedric Larson—Princeton ($3.75).

Two years ago the National Archives in Washington, D. C. dispatched big trucks to the Munitions Building at 20th Street and Constitution Avenue to clear its basement of an all-but-forgotten stock of yellowing records. They were the files of the Committee on Public Information, better known as the Creel Committee of the World War, one of the most successful propaganda ministries of all time. Mysteriously, three-fourths of the files had disappeared.*

But the remaining fourth—the majority of which Authors Mock & Larson...

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