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By Nicholas A. Basbanes

For Yale college Press, which celebrates its hundredth birthday in 2008, the century has been an eventful one, punctuated with out few surprises. the click has released greater than 8,000 volumes over the years, rankings of bestsellers and award-winners between them, and those books have come to fruition during the efforts of a bunch of colourful authors, editors, administrators, board participants, and others of highbrow and literary renown.

With an ear regularly cocked for an attractive story, one in every of today’s top storytellers provides an anecdote-rich chronicle of the Press’s first a hundred years. Nicholas Basbanes, whom David McCullough has referred to as “the major authority of books approximately books,” fast convinces us that the Press’s heritage, whereas bookish, is usually full of life and interesting. Basbanes explores the saga in the back of the purchase of Eugene O’Neill’s blockbuster play, the best-ever Yale bestseller Long Day’s trip into Night; the talk sparked in 1965 by means of book of The Vinland Map; the origins of the groundbreaking Annals of Communism sequence, initiated within the wake of the Soviet Union’s dying; and lots of extra highlights from Press annals. Basbanes appears to be like on the purposes in the back of the publisher’s notable monetary luck, and he completes A international of Letters with a glimpse on the new tasks that might propel the click right into a moment interesting century.

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By the time a fifth printing came along later that year, a corrected line of t h e f or m at i v e dec ade s 45 text was introduced by way of a curious circumstance. ” When the production came to the Shubert in New Haven for a pre-Broadway tune-up, March had an opportunity to ask Donald Gallup, curator of the Collection of American Literature at Yale’s Beinecke Library, if he had any idea what O’Neill had meant. Gallup chose to go directly to the source—the playwright’s holographic manuscript, and not the typescript copied from the original by Carlotta, which had been used for the play.

Published in 1976 by the University of Chicago Press, the film version featured Brad Pitt, Craig Sheffer, and Tom Skerritt in the leading roles and won an Academy Award for cinematography. At Yale University Press, the remarkable sales of two titles issued within six years of each other in the 1950s are interesting for reasons that go well beyond the number of copies each sold, though in both instances the figures they recorded—and which they continue to post after more than half a century in print—are wildly successful by any measurement of accounting.

The founder, Dr. Arnold Gesell, is considered by many professionals to have been the driving force in the field of child development in the United States. Among his numerous books was The Atlas t h e f or m at i v e dec ade s 33 of Infant Behavior: A Systematic Delineation of the Forms and Early Growth of Human Behavior Patterns, a two-volume work published by the Press in 1934 at a retail cost of twenty-five dollars, a hefty sum to charge for a book during the years of the Great Depression, which may explain in part why only 250 sets were printed.

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