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Reminiscences of John W. Wight : oral history, 1956.

Creator: Wight, John W., 1914-
Project: McGraw-Hill project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 58 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Publishing executive.

Scope and Contents

Changes in McGraw-Hill military education training manuals after World War II: choice of authors instead of technical writers, publication of classified books for the military, specific writing style for naval publications; medical publishing: purchase of Blakiston's, physicians' demands on medical book publishers, medical publishing market; editors; medical book distribution, pricing and discounting.


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