To commemorate this occasion, Transaction has produced a special catalogue, the Special Classics: 1962-2012 catalogue, featuring distinguished Transaction authors such as David Riesman, Peter Drucker, Arthur Schlesinger, W.E.B Dubois and many more. The catalogue celebrates the depth and breadth of the work the company has published over the years. It features notable authors who have published three or more works with Transaction, demonstrating the astonishing range of authors includes Nobel Prize winners and Pulitzer Prize winners, and leaders in many fields of social science including political science, economics, history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, urban studies, policy analysis, communication, criminology, and more. The catalogue is now available in PDF form only: http://www.transactionpub.com/
Also in honor of the fiftieth anniversary, Transaction has donated 8,000 books to Book Aid International to benefit literacy, education and development in sub-Saharan Africa. Mary E. Curtis, Transaction’
Online entries to the Nook and gift card drawing are accepted as well, and will be promoted in advertising and through Facebook, and Twitter – visit: http://www.transactionpub.com/
The deadline for entries to the drawing is July 8, 2012 at 5 p.m. Drawing winners will be announced by June 15, on Transaction’
Daily raffles for a free copy of A New York Memoir, by Richard Goodman, will be held at 2 p.m. at the Transaction BEA booth.
Other promotions for free books, NOOK Colors and Barnes and Noble Gift Cards will be held throughout the year at exhibits and through online offers.
History of Transaction
Transaction began in 1962 as part of a multiplex grant sponsored by the Ford Foundation at Washington University in St. Louis. From modest beginnings as a groundbreaking social science magazine Transaction:
Transaction acquired Aldine Publishers in 2004. Its journals were divested to Springer Science and Business Media in 2007. It acquired significant book lists from Precedent Publishers (2009) and the Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research CUPR (2011).
Transaction has strong ties to the traditional mission of American university life as a center of learning, and to the applied needs of public and private institutions in social research. Through its many publications, Transaction promotes mutually beneficial exchanges between the interrelated worlds of academic and professional life. Transaction has published more than 6,000 titles, with more than ninety percent still in print.
Irving Louis Horowitz, founder of Transaction Publishers, encapsulated the company’s mission: “The purpose of Transaction is to serve with honor and distinction both the eternal aims of the human race in its search for truth, and the endless variety of ways of anticipating and achieving such goals.”
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