John Day Company

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John Day Company
Status Defunct
Founded 1926
Founder Richard Walsh
Successor Thomas Y. Crowell Co.
Country of origin United States
Publication types Books

The John Day Company was a New York publishing firm that specialized in illustrated fiction and current affairs books and pamphlets from 1926-1968. It was founded by Richard J. Walsh in 1926 and named after John Day, the Elizabethan printer. Walsh was the editor and second husband of Pearl S. Buck.[1][2] The John Day Company was sold to the Thomas Y. Crowell Co. in 1974.[3]

Authors[edit]

Some of the many authors associated with John Day Publishing.

Pamphlet Series[edit]

The Great Depression led to a steep decline in book sales in the early 30's, this led to a small revival in pamphlet literature.[4] Between 1932 to 1934 the John Day Company published a pamphlet series. In total, 45 were published. They are as follows:

  • Marion Hawthorne Hedges, A Strikeless Industry: A Review of the National Council on Industrial Relations for the Electrical Construction Industry [13]
  • Committee of the Progressive Education Association on Social and Economic Problems, A Call to the Teachers of the Nation [34]
  • Audacity! More Audacity! Always Audacity!, Published in Cooperation with The United Action Campaign Committee [40]

The last page of pamphlet 45 is currently visible on HathiTrust, listing all pamphlets in order.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Walsh, Publisher, Dead. New York Times. May 29, 1960.
  2. ^ "PUBLISHING ARCHIVES". September 2003. AMERICAN PUBLISHING HISTORY AT PRINCETON. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Mary T. O. Walsh, 59, Publishing Official
  4. ^ Bloomfield, Maxwell (2000). Peaceful Revolution: Constitutional Change and American Culture from Progressivism to the New Deal. Harvard University Press. p. 124. ISBN 9780674003040. 
  5. ^ West, Rebecca (1932). Arnold Bennett Himself. New York: John Day. 
  6. ^ Chase, Stuart (1932). Out of the Depression--and After: A Prophecy. New York: John Day. 
  7. ^ Stalin, Josef V. (1932). The New Russian Policy: June 23, 1931. New York: John Day. 
  8. ^ Himes, Norman (1932). The Truth about Birth Control: With a Bibliography of Birth Control Literature. New York: John Day. 
  9. ^ Lippmann, Walter (1932). Notes on the Crisis. New York: John Day. 
  10. ^ Beard, Charles (1932). The Myth of Rugged American Individualism. New York: John Day. 
  11. ^ Tugwell, Rexford (1932). Mr. Hoover's Economic Policy. New York: John Day. 
  12. ^ Hagedorn, Herman (1932). The three pharaohs: a dramatic poem. New York: John Day. 
  13. ^ Hedges, Marion (1932). A Strikeless Industry: A Review of the National Council on Industrial Relations for the Electrical Construction Industry. New York: John Day. 
  14. ^ Seldes, Gilbert (1932). Against Revolution. New York: John Day. 
  15. ^ Counts, George (1932). Dare the School Build a New Social Order?. New York: John Day. 
  16. ^ Van Loon, Hendrik (1932). To Have or to Be--Take Your Choice. New York: John Day. 
  17. ^ Thomas, Norman (1932). The Socialist Cure for a Sick Society. New York: John Day. 
  18. ^ Wells, H. G. (1932). What Should be Done -- Now: A Memorandum on the World Situation. New York: John Day. 
  19. ^ Calverton, Victor (1932). For Revolution. New York: John Day. 
  20. ^ Kallen, Horace (1932). College Prolongs Infancy. New York: John Day. 
  21. ^ Gregg, Richard (1932). Gandhiism versus Socialism. New York: John Day. 
  22. ^ Buck, Pearl (1932). Is There a Case for Foreign Missions?. New York: John Day. 
  23. ^ Chase, Stuart (1933). Technocracy: An Interpretation. New York: John Day. 
  24. ^ Einstein, Albert (1933). The Fight Against War. Edited by Alfred Lief.. New York: John Day. 
  25. ^ Melvin, Arthur (1933). Education for a New Era: a Call to Leadership. New York: John Day. 
  26. ^ Strachey, John (1933). Unstable Money. New York: John Day. 
  27. ^ Benkert, Ambrose (1933). How to Restore Values: The Quick, Safe Way Out of the Depression. New York: John Day. 
  28. ^ Clinchy, Everett (1933). The Strange Case of Herr Hitler. New York: John Day. 
  29. ^ Lippmann, Walter (1933). A New Social Order. New York: John Day. 
  30. ^ White, Elwyn (1933). Alice Through the Cellophane. New York: John Day. 
  31. ^ Nichols, Osgood (1933). Work Camps for America. New York: John Day. 
  32. ^ Hacker, Louis (1933). The Farmer is Doomed. New York: John Day. 
  33. ^ MacLeish, Archibald (1933). Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller's City. New York: John Day. 
  34. ^ A Call to the Teachers of the Nation. New York: John Day. 1933. 
  35. ^ Hazlitt, Henry (1933). Instead of Dictatorship. New York: John Day. 
  36. ^ Chase, Stuart (1933). The Promise of Power. New York: John Day. 
  37. ^ Josephson, Matthew (1933). Nazi Culture: The Brown Darkness Over Germany. New York: John Day. 
  38. ^ Finkelstein, Maurice (1933). The Dilemma of the Supreme Court: Is the N.R.A. Constitutional?. New York: John Day. 
  39. ^ Trotsky, Leon (1933). What Hitler Wants. New York: John Day. 
  40. ^ Audacity! More Audacity! Always Audacity!. New York: John Day. 1933. 
  41. ^ Rugg, Harold (1933). Study Guide to National Recovery: An Introduction to Economic Problems. New York: John Day. 
  42. ^ Wolfe, Bertram (1934). Marx and America. New York: John Day. 
  43. ^ Childs, Marquis (1934). Sweden: Where Capitalism is Controlled. New York: John Day. 
  44. ^ Salter, Arthur (1934). Toward a Planned Economy. New York: John Day. 
  45. ^ Filene, Edward (1934). The Consumer's Dollar. New York: John Day. 
  46. ^ Holmes, John (1934). Is Suicide Justifiable?. New York: John Day. 
  47. ^ Philips, Mary (1934). Discovering Consumers. New York: John Day. 
  48. ^ Rorty, James (1934). Order on the Air!. New York: John Day. 
  49. ^ Chase, Stuart (1934). Move the Goods!. New York: John Day.