A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 11, 1946

Not long after V-J Day, when the paper shortage had eased up a bit for the first time in four years, we were able to put a lot more copies of TIME on U.S. newsstands. A phenomenon, which had been gathering momentum for some time, then suddenly became apparent: the demand for TIME on the newsstands had grown to four times what it was before the war. Then, it was 120,000a week. Now, sales have reached half a million and TIME is still selling out.

Quite naturally, this startling increase made us want to find...

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