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Book makers : British publishing in the twentieth century

Author: Iain Stevenson, Ph. D.
Publisher: London : The British Library, 2010.
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"This is the story of one hundred years of British publishing over the twentieth century. Iain Stevenson looks at how the publishing industry grew from a small elite trade to a world-class business of enormous cultural influence. There are studies of the key figures like William Heinemann, Allen Lane, Paul Hamlyn and Robert Maxwell, but also lesser-known but often significant figures whose contributions were also  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stevenson, Iain, Ph. D.
Book makers.
London : The British Library, 2010
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Stevenson, Ph. D.
ISBN: 9780712309615 0712309616
OCLC Number: 457149307
Description: xviii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Magna Carta of the book trade : the beginning of modern publishing --
Books by the million : publishing and the First World War --
Books fit for heroes : reconstruction and renewal in British book publishing between the Armistice and the Great Depression --
The penguins are coming! : British publishing in the 1930's --
Winning on the book front : British book publishing in the Second World War and its aftermath --
A tonic for the nation : British publishing in the 1950's --
From the end of the Chatterley ban to the Beatles' last LP : British publishing in the 1960s --
No more gentlemen : British book publishing in the 1970's --
The end of the affair : British publishing deregulated, 1980-95.
Responsibility: Iain Stevenson.
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A general survey of British publishing as a history over the twentieth century. It aims to look at how publishing companies and their owners and staffs were organised and how their output responded  Read more...


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