The article, “Lieutenant (J.G.) Jesse Stuart and the Armed Services Editions” by Dr. James M. Gifford appears in the Spring 2021 edition of Kentucky Humanities magazine. In November 1941, the American Library Association, the American Red Cross, and the United Services Organization formed the Victory Book Campaign.  The national campaign’s goal was for the public to donate books for the men serving in the armed forces. Jesse Stuart’s collection of short stories, Head O’ W-Hollow, and his novel, Taps for Private Tussie, were among the 1,322 titles published as Armed Services Editions for American service men during WWII.

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