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George Palmer Putnam : representative American publisher

Author: Ezra Greenspan
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2000.
Series: Penn State series in the history of the book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study is based on archival research into not only Putnam's own papers but into the records of his business, the papers of other family members, and the archives of persons with whom Putnam had contact through business and social networks. In a detailed narrative, Greenspan weaves together the story of Putnam's life and that of the development of print culture in nineteenth-century America to offer a biography  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: George Palmer Putnam; George Palmer Putnam; George Palmer Putnam; George Palmer (Verleger Putnam
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ezra Greenspan
ISBN: 0271020059 9780271020051
OCLC Number: 41601292
Description: xv, 510 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Family Antecedents: The Palmers and Putnams of New England --
Early Years in New York City and the Book Trade --
Wiley and Putnam, New York and London --
Home and Office, Privacy and Professionalism, 1840-1841 --
Life and Business in London --
International Dealings in American Books, 1845-1847 --
London, Rome, and Back Home to New York --
Publishing American Arts and Letters, 1850-1852 --
Putnam's Monthly and "the Putnam Public" --
Years of Boom and Bust, 1853-1857 --
Print, Public Service, and the Civil War --
G.P. Putnam and Sons (and Daughters), 1867-1872.
Series Title: Penn State series in the history of the book.
Responsibility: Ezra Greenspan.

Abstract:

"This study is based on archival research into not only Putnam's own papers but into the records of his business, the papers of other family members, and the archives of persons with whom Putnam had contact through business and social networks. In a detailed narrative, Greenspan weaves together the story of Putnam's life and that of the development of print culture in nineteenth-century America to offer a biography of this "representative American publisher.""--Jacket.

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