The History of The Saturday Evening Post, Part 5: World War II

In the decade leading up to World War II, the nation changed, and the Post changed with it, publishing notable fiction, reporting on growing threats in Europe, and featuring more photography.

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  1. I didn’t realize the Post took a 60% advertising loss in the early Thirties. It kept its popularity up though, with the new generation of authors keeping it positioned for a rise in circulation again. Also adapting to the changes radio and LIFE magazine brought to the scene, keeping itself a worthy challenger during World War II and beyond.


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