Books: War Babies

Publishers of books on technical subjects, always modest, turned out 452 titles in 1939 as compared to fiction's 1,547. But those days are past. So is the small trickle of sales.

Explained McGraw-Hill's Executive Vice President James S. Thompson: "We are in a war of science. . . . The courses of study draw from every technological field. The classrooms include factory storerooms . . . corners of airplane hangars . . . 'toughening camps' high in the Sierra Nevada, training ships at sea. The students number millions."

Keeping pace with the accelerated...

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