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Washington, D. C., Jan. 26, 1918.
Records kept of reading matter furnished
to the enlisted men by the camp libraries
established by the American Library Asso-
ciation are not only interesting as answering
the question, what soldiers read, but signifi-
cant of purposes animating America's army
of democracy.
In one day's issue of books by the Amer-
ican Library Association camp library at
Camp Meade, the following subjects were
reported: French history, mechanics, topog-
raphy, and strategy in war, self-propelled
vehicles, hand grenades, field entrenchments,
bridges, chemistry, physics, astronomy,
geology, hydraulics, electricity, mediaeval
history, calculus, civil engineering, geog-
raphy, American history, surveying, mate-
rials of construction, general history, ma-
sonry, concrete. About three-quarters of the
books taken out were non-fiction.
Titles picked at random from one page of
a report from the American library Asso-
ciation camp library at Camp Sherman in-
clude: George Ade's "The Girl Proposi-
tion," Jack London's "Burning Daylight,"
Tolstoi's "Anna Karenina," H. G. Wells'
"The Soul of a Bishop," Ellis' "Plattsburg
Manual," Meadowcroft's "A. B. C. of Elec-
tricity,"  Zerbe's  "Aeroplanes,"  Haweis'
"Music and Morals," Guizot's "History of
Civilization in Europe," Carlyle's "French
Revolution," Wells' "Italy, France and
Britain at War," and Gerard's "Four Years
in Germany."
Some of the men coming to the camp

libraries seem to be having their first experi-
ence of the possibilities of the world of
books. Others of the men apparently are
taking advantage of the opportunity of
catching up on some of the reading that,
postponed until now, is made possible to
them. Boswell's "Life of Johnson," Berg-
son's "Creative Evolution," and Gibbon's
"Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,"
are among titles noted in the soldiers' read-
ing. Among the men a number are follow-
ing various branches of English literature
ttnder the direction of the camp librarian.
Two general classes of reading are shown
by the reports from the camp librarians. One
of them is recreational, and causes demand
for fiction, poetry, and drama. The other
is informational and causes demand for
books dealing with the numerous aspects
of military science, including artillery, avia-
tion, signaling, technique of drilling, elec-
tricity, mechanical and civil engineering,
transportation, diet, foodstuffs, roadmaking,
care of horses, making and repairing equip-
ment, and other topics relating to the pres-
ent business of the men, namely, war. In
addition, there is much reading dealing with
farming, trades, occupations, and the forms
of activity which engaged the men before
they went into camp. There is much inter-
est in the study of French, and particularly
so in histories and descriptions of France.
Books dealing with the war, its cause-, and
the issues involved, and narratives of per-
sonal experiences in the war, are greatly in