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Title:
The time of their lives : the golden age of great American book publishers, their editors, and authors
Author:
Silverman, Al.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Truman Talley Books, 2008.
Physical Description:
498 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
This chronicle of book publishing since World War II is a tribute to forefront publishers and editors who shaped the industry throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, in a history that also explores the ways in which American pop culture played a key role.
Language:
English
Contents:
pt.1. The newcomers. -- You are what you publish: Farrar, Straus and Giroux -- Wishing for a fair wind: Grove Press -- A quest to know more about the world: George Braziller -- An uncertain partnership of equals: Atheneum -- A most unusual cog in the profession: St. Martin's Press -- Interlude: The prettiest backlist in the business -- pt. 2. The survivors. -- Independent publishing at its height: The Viking Press -- The curious family establishment: Doubleday -- The company that was always about cass: The House of Harper -- Give the reader a break: Simon & Schuster -- Interlude: Publishing was in his veins -- The place that ran by itself: Random House -- Living in a dream world: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. -- A father and son story: Little, Brown -- Interlude: Making memoirs -- pt. 3. Swirl-the paperbound rush to life. -- Ballantine, Avon, Pocket Books, Dell -- New American Library, Bantam, Fawcett -- Interlude: The Gothic Romance.
ISBN:
9780312350031
Format :
Book

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