Public Program- John B. Hench

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 7:30pm

"Random Notes from a Book History Bureaucrat"
by John B. Hench

Twenty-seventh Annual James Russell Wiggins Lecture in the Program in the History of the Book in American Culture. In this lecture, John B. Hench, retired vice president for collections and programs at AAS, will combine elements of memoir, reflections on the development and influence of the Society's Program in the History of the Book in American Culture (PHBAC), and notes on some of the themes in his recent scholarship on publishing in the World War II era.

John HenchJohn B. Hench worked at AAS for 33 years beginning as editor of publications in 1973. He is the author of Books as Weapons: Propaganda, Publishing, and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II (2010). Additionally, he co-edited The Press and the American Revolution (1981) and Printing and Society in Early America (1983).

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