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Reminiscences of Thomas H. Guinzburg : oral history, 1980.

Creator: Guinzburg, Thomas H., 1926-
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript 612 leaves. Tape 6 reels.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Boarding schools; Marine Corps, World War II; Yale, 1946-50, staff of Yale DAILY NEWS; managing editor, PARIS REVIEW, 1952-53; father's career and founding of Viking Press; work at Viking, 1953-78, as president 1962-78: royalties, book awards, competition with other publishers, best sellers, purchase of Viking Press by Penguin Books 1975, corporate relations, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' work at Viking 1975-77; dismissal, 1978, future plans; reminiscences of his father Harold K. Guinzburg, William F. Buckley, Jr., John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Marshall Best, the Kennedy family and many Viking editors, employees, executives and authors.


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