One could say that this 1945 military edition of The Great Gatsby was ultimately responsible for the book’s film adaptation nearly seventy years later. During WWII the US military distributed 155,000 copies of The Great Gatsby to troops overseas. It was released at a time when literary critics were less than enthusiastic about Fitzgerald’s work and book sales of Gatsby were sluggish. Read more on BooksForVictory.com

One could say that this 1945 military edition of The Great Gatsby was ultimately responsible for the book’s film adaptation nearly seventy years later. During WWII the US military distributed 155,000 copies of The Great Gatsby to troops overseas. It was released at a time when literary critics were less than enthusiastic about Fitzgerald’s work and book sales of Gatsby were sluggish. Read more on BooksForVictory.com