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

By Staff PrincetonUniversity Press

All of it all started atop a drugstore in Princeton, New Jersey, in November 1905. From its modest beginnings, Princeton college Press used to be 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 collage Press right here offers A Century in Books. This superbly designed quantity highlights a hundred of the approximately 8,000 books now we have released. unavoidably winnowed from a miles better record, those books top typify what has been longest enduring, so much defining, and so much certain approximately our publishing history--from Einstein's The which means of Relativity (1922) to the various mathematical and different works that marked the Press's watershed decade of the Nineteen Forties, together with von Neumann and Morgenstern's concept of video games and fiscal habit; from milestones of literary feedback through Erich Auerbach and Northop Frye to George Kennan's Pulitzer Prize-winning publication on Soviet-American relatives; from Milton Friedman and Anna Jacobson Schwartz's A financial heritage of the USA, 1867-1960 to newer landmarks comparable to L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Paolo Menozzi, and Alberto Piazza's The heritage and Geography of Human Genes and Robert Shiller's Irrational Exuberance. ln addition to succinct descriptions of the a hundred titles and a quick creation at the historical past of the clicking, the publication beneficial properties 5 essays by way of trendy 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 best voice in economics publishing. Daniel Kevles displays on Einstein, a determine of specified significance to Princeton. And Lord Robert could writes on our long-standing culture of publishing in arithmetic and technology. A Century in Books is greater than a party of a hundred years of publishing at Princeton college Press--it is a treasure trove of a hundred years of books that experience further to the richness of twentieth-century highbrow lifestyles.

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