The Time of Their Lives: The Golden Age of Great American Book Publishers, Their Editors and Authors
The golden age of book publishing, Al Silverman informs us with utter certainty, began in 1946 and lasted into the late 1970s and early 1980s. In his intimate history of those years, Silverman sets out to prove this sweeping conceit by relying on the eyes and ears and memories of the men and women who were there creating that history. Without inhibition, more than 120 of
Silverman shares the history and interviews the publishers and editors at many of the biggest publishers of the 20th century. You learn about how each publisher got its start, how they ran their lists and you learn a bit more about the important editors.
Fascinating that there are so many that started--and the majority of them in this book are now part of the Big Five Publishers.