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‘Catcher in the Rye’ sales soar after Salinger documentary on PBS

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Sales of “Catcher in the Rye” returned to the best seller list after a J.D. Salinger documentary aired on PBS night as noted on Today’s online “Books”report.

“Catcher” reached the No. 20 spot on Barnes and Nobles website and garnished the No. 1 place on Amazon.com within hours after the documentary aired. Sales of two other Salinger books soared as well, rising from the 6,000 rankings all the way up to No. 77 and No. 172.

The insightful documentary covered Salinger’s life and showed previously never seen film footage of Salinger during his war service. Drafted by the Army, Salinger was at Utah Beach on D-Day and saw other combat during World War II. He also served in a counter-intelligence division and utilized his French and German language skills to interrogate prisoners of war. Salinger signed up for the Counterintelligence Corps “Denazification” duty for a six-month period in Germany after the war.

After leaving the Army and returning to the United Sates, he continued writing and died in 2010 at the age of 91.

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