A World of Letters: Yale University Press, 1908-2008

A World of Letters: Yale University Press, 1908-2008

Nicholas A. Basbanes

For Yale collage Press, which celebrates its hundredth birthday in 2008, the century has been an eventful one, punctuated without few surprises. the clicking 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 throughout the efforts of a number of colourful authors, editors, administrators, board participants, and others of highbrow and literary renown.


With an ear constantly cocked for an enticing story, one in all today’s most sensible storytellers provides an anecdote-rich chronicle of the Press’s first a hundred years. Nicholas Basbanes, whom David McCullough has known as “the best authority of books approximately books,” fast convinces us that the Press’s heritage, whereas bookish, can be energetic and interesting. Basbanes explores the saga at the back of the purchase of Eugene O’Neill’s blockbuster play, the all time Yale bestseller Long Day’s trip into Night; the talk sparked in 1965 through book of The Vinland Map; the origins of the groundbreaking Annals of Communism sequence, initiated within the wake of the Soviet Union’s death; and plenty of extra highlights from Press annals. Basbanes appears on the purposes in the back of the publisher’s impressive monetary luck, and he completes A global of Letters with a glimpse on the new tasks that might propel the click right into a moment intriguing century.

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