Princeton University Press

Princeton University Press

The Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections to Princeton University. Its mission is to disseminate scholarship within academia and society at large.

The press was founded by Whitney Darrow, with the financial support of Charles Scribner, as a printing press to serve the Princeton community in 1905. Its first book was a new 1912 edition of John Witherspoon's "Lectures on Moral Philosophy." [ [ A History of Princeton University Press] (2002)]

Pulitzer Prizes

Six books from the Princeton University Press have won Pulitzer Prizes.
*"Russia Leaves the War" by George F. Kennan (1957)
*"Banks and Politics in America From the Revolution to the Civil War" by Bray Hammond (1958)
*"Between War and Peace" by Herbert Feis (1961)
*"Washington, Village and Capital" by Constance McLaughlin Green (1963)
*"The Greenback Era" by Irwin Unger (1965)
*"Machiavelli in Hell" by Sebastian de Grazia (1989)

Papers projects

Multi-volume historical documents projects undertaken by the Press include
* "The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein"
* "The Writings of Henry David Thoreau"
* "The Papers of Woodrow Wilson" (sixty nine volumes)
* "The Papers of Thomas Jefferson"
* "Kierkegaard's Writings"

Bollingen Series

The Princeton University Press Bollingen Series had its beginnings in the Bollingen Foundation, a 1943 project of Paul Mellon's Old Dominion Foundation. From 1945, the foundation had independent status, publishing and providing fellowships and grants in several areas of study including archaeology, poetry, and psychology. The Bollingen Series was given to the university in 1969.

Recent publications

*"" by Robert Putnam, with Robert Leonardi and Raffaella Y. Nanetti (1994)
*"The History and Geography of Human Genes" by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Paolo Menozzi, and Alberto Piazza (1994)
*"T. Rex and the Crater of Doom" by Walter Alvarez (1997)
*"Irrational Exuberance" by Robert Shiller (a New York Times bestseller) (2000)
*"The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions" by William G. Bowen and Derek Bok (2000)
*"The Nature of Space and Time" by Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose (2000)
*"On Bullshit" by Harry Frankfurt (a New York Times bestseller) (2005)
*"Sharks of the World" by Leonard Compagno and Sarah Fowler with illustrations by Marc Dando. Princeton Field Guide series. (2005)
*"The Galactic Supermassive Black Hole" by Fulvio Melia (2007)
*"Cop in the Hood" by Peter Moskos (2008)

elected titles

*"The Meaning of Relativity" by Albert Einstein (1922)
*"Atomic Energy for Military Purposes" by Henry DeWolf Smyth (1945)
*"How to Solve It" by George Polya (1945)
*"The Open Society and Its Enemies" by Karl Popper (1945)
*"The Hero With a Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell (1949)
*The Wilhelm/Baynes translation of the "I Ching," Bollingen Series XIX. First copyright 1950, 27th printing 1997.
*"Anatomy of Criticism" by Northrop Frye (1957)
*"Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature" by Richard Rorty (1979)
*"" by Richard Feynman (1985)
*"The Great Contraction 1929-1933 "by Milton Friedman and Anna Jacobson Schwartz (1963) with a new Introduction by Peter Bernstein (2008)


External links

* [ Princeton University Press website]
* [ Princeton University Press: Albert Einstein Web Page]
* [ Princeton University Press: Bollingen Series]

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