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The Resource A world of letters : Yale University Press, 1908-2008, Nicholas A. Basbanes

A world of letters : Yale University Press, 1908-2008, Nicholas A. Basbanes

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A world of letters : Yale University Press, 1908-2008
Title
A world of letters
Title remainder
Yale University Press, 1908-2008
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas A. Basbanes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For Yale University Press, which celebrates its hundredth birthday in 2008, the century has been an eventful one, punctuated with no few surprises. The Press has published more than 8,000 volumes through the years, scores of bestsellers and award-winners among them, and these books have come to fruition through the efforts of a host of colorful authors, editors, directors, board members, and others of intellectual and literary renown. With an ear always cocked for an interesting tale, one of today's best storytellers presents an anecdote-rich chronicle of the Press's first 100 years. Nicholas Basbanes, whom David McCullough has called "the leading authority of books about books," quickly convinces us that the Press's history, while bookish, is also lively and fascinating. Basbanes explores the saga behind the acquisition of Eugene O'Neill's blockbuster play, the all-time Yale bestseller Long Day's Journey into Night; the controversy sparked in 1965 by publication of The Vinland Map; the origins of the groundbreaking Annals of Communism series, initiated in the wake of the Soviet Union's demise; and many more highlights from Press annals. Basbanes looks at the reasons behind the publisher's remarkable financial success, and he completes A World of Letters with a glimpse at the new initiatives that will propel the Press into a second exciting century
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1943-
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Basbanes, Nicholas A.
Dewey number
070.5/94
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z473.Y32
LC item number
B37 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Yale University Press
  • University presses
  • Scholarly publishing
  • Yale University Press
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • HISTORY
  • Scholarly publishing
  • University presses
  • Connecticut
Label
A world of letters : Yale University Press, 1908-2008, Nicholas A. Basbanes
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The formative decades -- The middle years -- Enriching the mix -- A press in transition -- Notes -- Centennial highlights
Control code
593239845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 222 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300115987
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)593239845
Label
A world of letters : Yale University Press, 1908-2008, Nicholas A. Basbanes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The formative decades -- The middle years -- Enriching the mix -- A press in transition -- Notes -- Centennial highlights
Control code
593239845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300115987
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1149p0
  • 8c222c45-8a1a-4c5a-890f-c85dc4daedbe
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593239845

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