John Day Company

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John Day Company
FounderRichard 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 to 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]



Some of the many authors associated with John Day Publishing.

Pamphlet Series

The Great Depression led to a steep decline in book sales in the early 1930s, this led to a small revival in pamphlet literature. [5] Between 1932 and 1934 the John Day Company published a pamphlet series known as The John Day Pamphlet Series. In total, 45 were published. They are as follows:

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

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  1. "Richard Walsh, Publisher, Dead", The New York Times , May 29, 1960.
  3. Mary T. O. Walsh, 59, Publishing Official
  4. Lindfors, Bernth (Spring 1978). "A Checklist of Works by and About Chinua Achebe". Obsidian. Board of Trustees of Illinois State University. 4 (1): 105. JSTOR   44491317.
  5. Bloomfield, Maxwell (2000). Peaceful Revolution: Constitutional Change and American Culture from Progressivism to the New Deal . Harvard University Press. p.  124. ISBN   9780674003040.
  6. West, Rebecca (1932). Arnold Bennett Himself. New York: John Day.
  7. Chase, Stuart (1932). Out of the Depression--and After: A Prophecy. New York: John Day.
  8. Stalin, Josef V. (1932). The New Russian Policy: June 23, 1931. New York: John Day.
  9. Himes, Norman (1932). The Truth about Birth Control: With a Bibliography of Birth Control Literature. New York: John Day.
  10. Lippmann, Walter (1932). Notes on the Crisis. New York: John Day.
  11. Beard, Charles (1932). The Myth of Rugged American Individualism. New York: John Day.
  12. Tugwell, Rexford (1932). Mr. Hoover's Economic Policy. New York: John Day.
  13. Hagedorn, Herman (1932). The three pharaohs: a dramatic poem. New York: John Day.
  14. Hedges, Marion (1932). A Strikeless Industry: A Review of the National Council on Industrial Relations for the Electrical Construction Industry. New York: John Day.
  15. Seldes, Gilbert (1932). Against Revolution. New York: John Day.
  16. Counts, George (1932). Dare the School Build a New Social Order? . New York: John Day.
  17. Van Loon, Hendrik (1932). To Have or to Be--Take Your Choice. New York: John Day.
  18. Thomas, Norman (1932). The Socialist Cure for a Sick Society. New York: John Day.
  19. Wells, H. G. (1932). What Should be Done -- Now: A Memorandum on the World Situation. New York: John Day.
  20. Calverton, Victor (1932). For Revolution. New York: John Day.
  21. Kallen, Horace (1932). College Prolongs Infancy. New York: John Day.
  22. Gregg, Richard (1932). Gandhiism versus Socialism. New York: John Day.
  23. Buck, Pearl (1932). Is There a Case for Foreign Missions?. New York: John Day.
  24. Chase, Stuart (1933). Technocracy: An Interpretation. New York: John Day.
  25. Einstein, Albert (1933). The Fight Against War. Edited by Alfred Lief. New York: John Day.
  26. Melvin, Arthur (1933). Education for a New Era: a Call to Leadership. New York: John Day.
  27. Strachey, John (1933). Unstable Money. New York: John Day.
  28. Benkert, Ambrose (1933). How to Restore Values: The Quick, Safe Way Out of the Depression. New York: John Day.
  29. Clinchy, Everett (1933). The Strange Case of Herr Hitler. New York: John Day.
  30. Lippmann, Walter (1933). A New Social Order. New York: John Day.
  31. White, Elwyn (1933). Alice Through the Cellophane. New York: John Day.
  32. Nichols, Osgood (1933). Work Camps for America. New York: John Day.
  33. Hacker, Louis (1933). The Farmer is Doomed. New York: John Day.
  34. MacLeish, Archibald (1933). Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller's City. New York: John Day.
  35. A Call to the Teachers of the Nation. New York: John Day. 1933.
  36. Hazlitt, Henry (1933). Instead of Dictatorship. New York: John Day.
  37. Chase, Stuart (1933). The Promise of Power. New York: John Day.
  38. Josephson, Matthew (1933). Nazi Culture: The Brown Darkness Over Germany. New York: John Day.
  39. Finkelstein, Maurice (1933). The Dilemma of the Supreme Court: Is the N.R.A. Constitutional?. New York: John Day.
  40. Trotsky, Leon (1933). What Hitler Wants. New York: John Day.
  41. Audacity! More Audacity! Always Audacity!. New York: John Day. 1933.
  42. Rugg, Harold (1933). Study Guide to National Recovery: An Introduction to Economic Problems. New York: John Day.
  43. Wolfe, Bertram (1934). Marx and America. New York: John Day.
  44. Childs, Marquis (1934). Sweden: Where Capitalism is Controlled. New York: John Day.
  45. Salter, Arthur (1934). Toward a Planned Economy. New York: John Day.
  46. Filene, Edward (1934). The Consumer's Dollar. New York: John Day.
  47. Holmes, John (1934). Is Suicide Justifiable?. New York: John Day.
  48. Philips, Mary (1934). Discovering Consumers. New York: John Day.
  49. Rorty, James (1934). Order on the Air!. New York: John Day.
  50. Chase, Stuart (1934). Move the Goods!. New York: John Day.
  51. Daughters of Valor, Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  52. "History, geography can be interesting for young people", The Jackson Sun , 5 May 1972, p. 52.
  53. "Tried and Tested Techniques of Filip Not Volsteadian", The Salt Lake Tribune , 27 July 1930, p. 43.
  54. "'Destroyers' First Play in Living Drama Series", Chicago Tribune , 22 February 1942, p. 94.
  55. [New York After Dark in 1931], Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  56. Anita Brooks, "The Picture Book of Salt", Kirkus Reviews , 10 February 1964. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  57. "Little Science Books Ready for Bright Eyes", The Jackson Sun , 21 August 1960, p. 29.
  58. "A Brief Look", The Daily Oklahoman , 25 January 1976, p. 135.
  59. Curtis R. Burau, "More History for Pupils of Mankind", The Sacramento Bee , 13 December 1970, p. 144.
  60. "The Easy Way", El Paso Times , 29 May 1960, p. 90.