A Century in Books: Princeton University Press 1905-2005 by Staff PrincetonUniversity Press

By Staff PrincetonUniversity Press

All of it begun atop a drugstore in Princeton, New Jersey, in November 1905. From its modest beginnings, Princeton collage Press was once to turn into one of many world's most vital scholarly publishers, embracing a wealth of disciplines that experience enriched our cultural, educational, and medical panorama. either as a tribute to our authors and to rejoice our centenary, Princeton college Press right here provides A Century in Books. This superbly designed quantity highlights a hundred of the approximately 8,000 books we now have released. unavoidably winnowed from a miles better checklist, those books top typify what has been longest enduring, such a lot defining, and so much certain approximately our publishing history--from Einstein's The which means of Relativity (1922) to the varied mathematical and different works that marked the Press's watershed decade of the Nineteen Forties, together with von Neumann and Morgenstern's conception of video games and fiscal habit; from milestones of literary feedback by way of Erich Auerbach and Northop Frye to George Kennan's Pulitzer Prize-winning publication on Soviet-American family; from Milton Friedman and Anna Jacobson Schwartz's A financial heritage of the USA, 1867-1960 to more moderen landmarks equivalent to L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Paolo Menozzi, and Alberto Piazza's The historical past and Geography of Human Genes and Robert Shiller's Irrational Exuberance. ln addition to succinct descriptions of the a hundred titles and a brief advent at the historical past of the click, the ebook positive factors 5 essays by means of favorite students and writers: Michael wooden discusses the impression on Princeton college Press of intellectuals who fled Nazi Germany and authored many influential books. Anthony Grafton recounts our wealthy publishing culture in heritage, politics, and tradition. Sylvia Nasar strains our evolution right into a top voice in economics publishing. Daniel Kevles displays on Einstein, a determine of specific significance to Princeton. And Lord Robert may well writes on our long-standing culture of publishing in arithmetic and technological know-how. A Century in Books is greater than a party of a hundred years of publishing at Princeton collage Press--it is a treasure trove of a hundred years of books that experience extra to the richness of twentieth-century highbrow lifestyles.

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A small press in New Jersey became the site where European history, medieval, early modern, and modern, was renewed, over and over again. The Press remained hospitable as a generation of younger American scholars, many of them the students of the émigrés—Robert Benson and Robert Brentano in medieval studies; Gene Brucker, Lauro Martines, and Donald Weinstein in the Renaissance; Theodore von Laue, Charles Maier, and Jerrold Seigel in modern history— developed their own new styles of inquiry into the European past.

It was in  that designer and typographer Frederic Warde was hired as the Press’s first printing director. Before his arrival at Princeton, Warde had spent three years working with acclaimed designer Bruce Rogers at William E. Rudge’s successful printing plant in Mount Vernon, New York. Warde, a self-described perfectionist, created works that were classic in design and feel. As a result of underinking and a light impression, his pages were intentionally gray, light, and even. During his brief tenure, Warde jump-started Princeton University Press’s program of quality design and printing.

H    Soviet-American Relations, –, Volume : Russia Leaves the War George F. Kennan inner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Parkman Prizes, George Kennan’s Russia Leaves the War explored the complexities of the Soviet-American relationship between November  and March . These four months, which witnessed the Bolshevik Revolution and Russia’s departure from the warring powers, set the stage for future relations between the two emerging superpowers.

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