Princeton University Press Centenary, 1905-2005

A message from Walter H. Lippincott, Former Director of Princeton University Press:

"In 2005 we mark our 100th anniversary as a university press. Over the past century, Princeton University Press has had the honor and privilege to publish a great many influential books across a broad spectrum of disciplines that have enriched the cultural, academic, and scientific landscape. We are proud that our books have made and continue to make a meaningful contribution to readers in the United States and abroad.

To celebrate our centenary, the Press has assembled a publication called A Century in Books. Rather than focusing on a history of the Press, we have chosen to highlight the books themselves, selecting 100 books, of the nearly 8,000 we have published, to represent the history of our publishing program. With this approach to our anniversary, we are underscoring the fact that, in the end, the measure of a publisher is the books it has published.

As part of our centennial celebration, we have posted A Century in Books on our Web site, at and we will also be publishing a hardcover edition. In addition to featuring descriptions of the 100 titles, this book includes essays by Daniel Kevles on Einstein, Michael Wood on the impact of European refugee intellectuals, Anthony Grafton on history and politics, Lord Robert May on math and science, and Sylvia Nasar on economics. These essays, read in conjunction with the individual title entries, will allow readers to appreciate how the history of Princeton University Press reflects much of the richness of twentieth-century intellectual life. We hope that you take the opportunity to read our centennial publication and join us in this celebration of 100 years of publishing."

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Chronological List of Books
Introduction - Walter Lippincott
Fragments of Modernity - Michael Wood
P.J. Conkwright and Book Design
History, Politics, and Culture - Anthony Grafton
Economics at the Center of the Mathematical Universe - Sylvia Nasar
Bollingen Series, 1943-2002
Albert Einstein: Relativity, War, and Fame - Daniel J. Kevles
Mathematics and Science - Robert M. May

BOOKS, 1920-1943: (Books with an asterisk * are out-of-print.)
The Constitution and What It Means Today - Edward S. Corwin (1920)
The Meaning of Relativity - Albert Einstein (1922)
Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade - Henri Pirenne (1925)
The American Revolution Considered as a Social Movement - J. Franklin Jameson (1926)
* Modern Architecture - Frank Lloyd Wright (1931)
The Classical Groups: Their Invariants and Representations - Hermann Weyl (1939)
And Still the Waters Run: The Betrayal of the Five Civilized Tribes - Angie Debo (1940)
The Consistency of the Axiom of Choice and of the Generalized Continuum-Hypothesis with the Axioms of Set Theory - Kurt Gödel (1940)
Twelve Who Ruled: The Committee of Public Safety during the Terror - R. R. Palmer (1941)
Finite Dimensional Vector Spaces - Paul R. Halmos (1942)
Topics in Topology - Solomon Lefschetz (1942)

Fragments of Modernity - Michael Wood

BOOKS, 1943-1950: (Books with an asterisk * are out-of-print.)
The Life and Art of Albrecht Dürer - Erwin Panofsky (1943)
* Makers of Modern Strategy: Military Thought from Machiavelli to Hitler, edited by Edward Mead Earle, with the collaboration of Gordon A. Craig and Felix Gilbert (1943)
Introduction to Mathematical Logic - Alonzo Church (1944)
Theory of Games and Economic Behavior - John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern (1944)
The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field - Jacques Hadamard (1945)
How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method - George Polya (1945)
The Open Society and Its Enemies - Karl R. Popper (1945)
* Atomic Energy for Military Purposes: The Official Report on the Development of the Atomic Bomb under the Auspices of the United States Government, 1940-1945 - Henry De Wolf Smyth (1945)
Theory of Lie Groups - Claude Chevalley (1946)
From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film - Siegfried Kracauer (1947)
The Coming of the French Revolution - Georges Lefebvre (1947)
* The Dehumanization of Art, and Notes on the Novel - José Ortega y Gasset (1948)
* The Idea of a Theater: A Study of Ten Plays - Francis Fergusson (1949)
* The American Soldier: Combat and Its Aftermath - Samuel A. Stouffer et al. (1949)

P.J. Conkwright and Book Design

BOOKS, 1950-1955: (Books with an asterisk * are out-of-print.)
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson,(1950-)
Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist - Walter Kaufmann (1950)
Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament - James Bennett Pritchard (1950)
* Morphogenesis: An Essay on Development - John Tyler Bonner (1952)
Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature - Erich Auerbach (1953)
The Crisis of the Early Italian Renaissance: Civic Humanism and Republican Liberty in an Age of Classicism and Tyranny - Hans Baron (1955)

History, Politics, and Culture - Anthony Grafton

BOOKS, 1956-1963: (Books with an asterisk * are out-of-print.)
Homological Algebra - Henri Cartan and Samuel Eilenberg (1956)
Soviet-American Relations, 1917-1920, Volume 1: Russia Leaves the War - George F. Kennan (1956)
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays - Northrop Frye (1957)
Banks and Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War - Bray Hammond (1957)
The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Mediaeval Political Theology - Ernst H. Kantorowicz (1957)
The Society of Captives: A Study of a Maximum Security Prison - Gresham M. Sykes (1958)
The Edge of Objectivity: An Essay in the History of Scientific Ideas - Charles Coulston Gillispie (1960)
* The Concept of Jacksonian Democracy: New York as a Test Case - Lee Benson (1961)
Lord and Peasant in Russia: From the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century - Jerome Blum (1961)
* Washington: Village and Capital, 1800-1878 - Constance McLaughlin Green (1962)
The Production and Distribution of Knowledge in the United States - Fritz Machlup (1962)
Linear Programming and Extensions - George B. Dantzig (1963)
A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960 - Milton Friedman and Anna Jacobson Schwartz (1963)

Economics at the Center of the Mathematical Universe - Sylvia Nasar

BOOKS, 1963-1974: (Books with an asterisk * are out-of-print.)
Morse Theory - J. Milnor (1963)
* The Civic Culture: Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations - Gabriel A. Almond and Sidney Verba (1963)
* Spectral Analysis of Economic Time Series - C.W.J. Granger, in association with M. Hatanaka (1964)
Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, edited by Alex Preminger (1965)
Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of Some Current Evolutionary Thought - George C. Williams (1966)
The Theory of Island Biogeography - Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson (1967)
Singular Integrals and Differentiability Properties of Functions - Elias M. Stein (1970)
On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State - Joseph R. Strayer (1970)
Marxism and Form: Twentieth-Century Dialectical Theories of Literature - Fredric Jameson (1971)
Stability and Complexity in Model Ecosystems - Robert M. May (1973)
Stable and Random Motions in Dynamical Systems: With Special Emphasis on Celestial Mechanics - Jürgen Moser (1973)
Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, 1626-1676 - Gershom Gerhard Scholem (1973)
The Mythic Image - Joseph Campbell (1974)
The Freud/Jung Letters: The Correspondence between Sigmund Freud and C. G. Jung,edited by William McGuire (1974)

Bollingen Series, 1943-2002

BOOKS, 1975-1987:
C. P. Cavafy: Collected Poems, translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard (1975)
Recasting Bourgeois Europe: Stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the Decade after World War I - Charles S. Maier (1975)
The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition - J.G.A. Pocock (1975)
Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849 - Joseph Frank (1976)
Perception and Misperception in International Politics - Robert Jervis (1976)
A Guide to the Birds of Panama: With Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras - Robert S. Ridgely and John A. Gwynne, Jr. (1976)
The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph - Albert O. Hirschman (1977)
A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Brontë to Lessing - Elaine Showalter (1977)
Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature - Richard Rorty (1979)
Negara: The Theatre State in Nineteenth-Century Bali - Clifford Geertz (1980)
Rome: Profile of a City, 312-1308 - Richard Krautheimer (1980)
Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts: Seventy Poems - Wislawa Szymborska (1981)
After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy - Robert O. Keohane (1984)
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter - Richard P. Feynman (1985)
Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life - Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer (1985)
Theology and the Scienti.c Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century - Amos Funkenstein (1986)
Ecology and Evolution of Darwin's Finches - Peter R. Grant (1986)
A Guide to the Birds of Colombia - Steven L. Hilty and William L. Brown (1986)
Galactic Dynamics - James Binney and Scott Tremaine (1987)
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein (1987-)

Albert Einstein: Relativity, War, and Fame - Daniel J. Kevles

BOOKS, 1987-1996:
The Political Economy of International Relations - Robert Gilpin (1987)
Painting as an Art - Richard Wollheim (1987)
A Course in Microeconomic Theory - David M. Kreps (1990)
Prehistoric Textiles: The Development of Cloth in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages with Special Reference to the Aegean - E.J.W. Barber (1991)
Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film - Carol J. Clover (1992)
Principles of Physical Cosmology - P.J.E. Peebles (1993)
Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy - Robert Putnam, with Robert Leonardi and Rafaella Nanetti (1993)
The History and Geography of Human Genes - L. Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Paolo Menozzi, and Alberto Piazza (1994)
Time Series Analysis - James D. Hamilton (1994)
Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research - Gary King, Robert O. Keohane, and Sidney Verba (1994)
The Nature of Space and Time - Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose (1996)

Mathematics and Science - Robert M. May

BOOKS, 1996-2002: (Books with an asterisk * are out-of-print.)
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit - Thomas J. Sugrue (1996)
The Econometrics of Financial Markets - John Y. Campbell, Andrew W. Lo, and A. Craig MacKinlay (1997)
T. rex and the Crater of Doom - Walter Alvarez (1997)
* The Theory of Superconductivity in the High-Tc Cuprates - P. W. Anderson (1997)
Three-Dimensional Geometry and Topology - William P. Thurston (1997)
The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions - William G. Bowen and Derek Bok (1998)
Irrational Exuberance - Robert J. Shiller (2000)
Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World - edited by Richard J. A. Talbert (2000)
Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland - Jan T. Gross (2001)
Tocqueville between Two Worlds: The Making of a Political and Theoretical Life - Sheldon S. Wolin (2001)
Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy - Bernard Williams (2002)

Index of books by Subject
A Note about Production

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