John Day Company

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]

John Day Company
FounderRichard Walsh
SuccessorThomas Y. Crowell Co.
Country of originUnited States
Publication typesBooks


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.[4] Between 1932 and 1934 the John Day Company published a 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.


  1. ^ Richard Walsh, Publisher, Dead. New York Times. May 29, 1960.
  2. ^ "PUBLISHING ARCHIVES". September 2003. AMERICAN PUBLISHING HISTORY AT PRINCETON. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  3. ^ Mary T. O. Walsh, 59, Publishing Official
  4. ^ Bloomfield, Maxwell (2000). Peaceful Revolution: Constitutional Change and American Culture from Progressivism to the New Deal. Harvard University Press. p. 124. ISBN 9780674003040.
  5. ^ West, Rebecca (1932). Arnold Bennett Himself. New York: John Day.
  6. ^ Chase, Stuart (1932). Out of the Depression--and After: A Prophecy. New York: John Day.
  7. ^ Stalin, Josef V. (1932). The New Russian Policy: June 23, 1931. New York: John Day.
  8. ^ Himes, Norman (1932). The Truth about Birth Control: With a Bibliography of Birth Control Literature. New York: John Day.
  9. ^ Lippmann, Walter (1932). Notes on the Crisis. New York: John Day.
  10. ^ Beard, Charles (1932). The Myth of Rugged American Individualism. New York: John Day.
  11. ^ Tugwell, Rexford (1932). Mr. Hoover's Economic Policy. New York: John Day.
  12. ^ Hagedorn, Herman (1932). The three pharaohs: a dramatic poem. New York: John Day.
  13. ^ Hedges, Marion (1932). A Strikeless Industry: A Review of the National Council on Industrial Relations for the Electrical Construction Industry. New York: John Day.
  14. ^ Seldes, Gilbert (1932). Against Revolution. New York: John Day.
  15. ^ Counts, George (1932). Dare the School Build a New Social Order?. New York: John Day.
  16. ^ Van Loon, Hendrik (1932). To Have or to Be--Take Your Choice. New York: John Day.
  17. ^ Thomas, Norman (1932). The Socialist Cure for a Sick Society. New York: John Day.
  18. ^ Wells, H. G. (1932). What Should be Done -- Now: A Memorandum on the World Situation. New York: John Day.
  19. ^ Calverton, Victor (1932). For Revolution. New York: John Day.
  20. ^ Kallen, Horace (1932). College Prolongs Infancy. New York: John Day.
  21. ^ Gregg, Richard (1932). Gandhiism versus Socialism. New York: John Day.
  22. ^ Buck, Pearl (1932). Is There a Case for Foreign Missions?. New York: John Day.
  23. ^ Chase, Stuart (1933). Technocracy: An Interpretation. New York: John Day.
  24. ^ Einstein, Albert (1933). The Fight Against War. Edited by Alfred Lief. New York: John Day.
  25. ^ Melvin, Arthur (1933). Education for a New Era: a Call to Leadership. New York: John Day.
  26. ^ Strachey, John (1933). Unstable Money. New York: John Day.
  27. ^ Benkert, Ambrose (1933). How to Restore Values: The Quick, Safe Way Out of the Depression. New York: John Day.
  28. ^ Clinchy, Everett (1933). The Strange Case of Herr Hitler. New York: John Day.
  29. ^ Lippmann, Walter (1933). A New Social Order. New York: John Day.
  30. ^ White, Elwyn (1933). Alice Through the Cellophane. New York: John Day.
  31. ^ Nichols, Osgood (1933). Work Camps for America. New York: John Day.
  32. ^ Hacker, Louis (1933). The Farmer is Doomed. New York: John Day.
  33. ^ MacLeish, Archibald (1933). Frescoes for Mr. Rockefeller's City. New York: John Day.
  34. ^ A Call to the Teachers of the Nation. New York: John Day. 1933.
  35. ^ Hazlitt, Henry (1933). Instead of Dictatorship. New York: John Day.
  36. ^ Chase, Stuart (1933). The Promise of Power. New York: John Day.
  37. ^ Josephson, Matthew (1933). Nazi Culture: The Brown Darkness Over Germany. New York: John Day.
  38. ^ Finkelstein, Maurice (1933). The Dilemma of the Supreme Court: Is the N.R.A. Constitutional?. New York: John Day.
  39. ^ Trotsky, Leon (1933). What Hitler Wants. New York: John Day.
  40. ^ Audacity! More Audacity! Always Audacity!. New York: John Day. 1933.
  41. ^ Rugg, Harold (1933). Study Guide to National Recovery: An Introduction to Economic Problems. New York: John Day.
  42. ^ Wolfe, Bertram (1934). Marx and America. New York: John Day.
  43. ^ Childs, Marquis (1934). Sweden: Where Capitalism is Controlled. New York: John Day.
  44. ^ Salter, Arthur (1934). Toward a Planned Economy. New York: John Day.
  45. ^ Filene, Edward (1934). The Consumer's Dollar. New York: John Day.
  46. ^ Holmes, John (1934). Is Suicide Justifiable?. New York: John Day.
  47. ^ Philips, Mary (1934). Discovering Consumers. New York: John Day.
  48. ^ Rorty, James (1934). Order on the Air!. New York: John Day.
  49. ^ Chase, Stuart (1934). Move the Goods!. New York: John Day.
1949 Philippine Senate election

Elections for the members of the Senate were held on November 8, 1949 in the Philippines.

While President Elpidio Quirino won a full term as President of the Philippines after the death of President Manuel Roxas in 1948, and his running mate, Senator Fernando Lopez won as Vice President, their Liberal Party won all of the contested seats in the Senate. Despite factions created in the administration party, Quirino won a satisfactory vote from the public.

It was the only time in Philippine history where the duly elected president, vice president and senators all came from the same party, the Liberal Party.

Carlos P. Romulo and Marvin M. Gray, publisher of the Manila Evening News, accuse Quirino in their book The Magsaysay Story (The John Day Company, 1956, updated - with an additional chapter on Magsaysay's death - re-edition by Pocket Books, Special Student Edition, SP-18, December 1957) of widespread fraud and intimidation of the opposition by military action, calling it the "dirty election".

1949 Philippine presidential election

Presidential, legislative and local elections were held on November 8, 1949, in the Philippines. Incumbent President Elpidio Quirino won a full term as President of the Philippines after the death of President Manuel Roxas in 1948. His running mate, Senator Fernando Lopez won as Vice President. Despite factions created in the administration party, Quirino won a satisfactory vote from the public. It was the only time in Philippine history where the duly elected president, vice president and senators all came from the same party, the Liberal Party. Carlos P. Romulo and Marvin M. Gray, publisher of the Manila Evening News, accuse Quirino in their book The Magsaysay Story of widespread fraud and intimidation of the opposition by military action, calling it the "dirty election".

A Leaf in the Storm

A Leaf in the Storm, a Novel of War-Swept China is a novel written in English by Lin Yutang, published in 1941 by John Day Company. Set in Beiping (Beijing) when it was controlled by the Japanese, the novel describes the years of the Second Sino-Japanese War before the American entrance in 1941. It is a sequel to Lin's Moment in Peking.

Babatunde Olatunji

Babatunde Olatunji (April 7, 1927 – April 6, 2003) was a Nigerian drummer, educator, social activist, and recording artist.

Carlos P. Romulo

Carlos Peña Romulo, (14 January 1898 – 15 December 1985) was a Filipino diplomat, statesman, soldier, journalist and author. He was a reporter at 16, a newspaper editor by the age of 20, and a publisher at 32. He was a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, a general in the US Army and the Philippine Army, university president, President of the UN General Assembly, was eventually named one of the Philippines' National Artists in Literature, and was the recipient of many other honors and honorary degrees. His hometown is Camiling, Tarlac and he studied at the Camiling Central Elementary School during his basic education.


Chongqing ([ʈʂʰʊ̌ŋ.tɕʰîŋ] (listen)), formerly romanized as Chungking, is a major city in southwest China. Administratively, it is one of China's four municipalities under the direct administration of central government (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin), and the only such municipality in China located far away from the coast.Chongqing was a municipality during the Republic of China (ROC) administration, serving as its wartime capital during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945); during this period, Chongqing was listed as one of the world's four anti-fascist command centers, along with Washington, London and Moscow. The current municipality was recreated on 14 March 1997 to help develop the central and western parts of China. The Chongqing administrative municipality has a population of over 30 million, spread over an area the size of Austria. The city of Chongqing has a much smaller population of approximately 8 million. The Chongqing metropolitan area, consisting of Chongqing, Fuling District, Wanzhou District and Qianjiang District, has a combined metropolitan population of nearly 18 million. According to the 2010 census, Chongqing is the most populous Chinese municipality, and also the largest direct-controlled municipality in China, containing 26 districts, eight counties, and four autonomous counties.

The official abbreviation of the city, "Yu" (渝), was approved by the State Council on 18 April 1997. This abbreviation is derived from the old name of a part of the Jialing River that runs through Chongqing and feeds into the Yangtze River.

Chongqing has a significant history and culture. Being one of China's National Central Cities, it serves as the economic centre of the upstream Yangtze basin. It is a major manufacturing centre and transportation hub; a July 2012 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit described it as one of China's "13 emerging megalopolises".

James Lord (author)

James Lord (November 27, 1922 – August 23, 2009) was an American writer. He was the author of several books, including critically acclaimed biographies of Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso. He appeared in the documentary films Balthus Through the Looking Glass (1996) and Picasso: Magic, Sex, Death (2001).

Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with nontrinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity. The group reports a worldwide membership of approximately 8.58 million adherents involved in evangelism and an annual Memorial attendance of over 20 million. Jehovah's Witnesses are directed by the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, a group of elders in Warwick, New York, which establishes all doctrines based on its interpretations of the Bible. They believe that the destruction of the present world system at Armageddon is imminent, and that the establishment of God's kingdom over the earth is the only solution for all problems faced by humanity.The group emerged from the Bible Student movement founded in the late 1870s by Charles Taze Russell, who also co-founded Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society in 1881 to organize and print the movement's publications. A leadership dispute after Russell's death resulted in several groups breaking away, with Joseph Franklin Rutherford retaining control of the Watch Tower Society and its properties. Rutherford made significant organizational and doctrinal changes, including adoption of the name Jehovah's witnesses in 1931 to distinguish them from other Bible Student groups and symbolize a break with the legacy of Russell's traditions.Jehovah's Witnesses are best known for their door-to-door preaching, distributing literature such as The Watchtower and Awake!, and refusing military service and blood transfusions. They consider the use of God's name vital for proper worship. They reject Trinitarianism, inherent immortality of the soul, and hellfire, which they consider to be unscriptural doctrines. They do not observe Christmas, Easter, birthdays or other holidays and customs they consider to have pagan origins incompatible with Christianity. They prefer to use their own Bible translation, the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, although their literature occasionally quotes and cites other Bible translations. Adherents commonly refer to their body of beliefs as "The Truth" and consider themselves to be "in the Truth". They consider secular society to be morally corrupt and under the influence of Satan, and most limit their social interaction with non-Witnesses. Congregational disciplinary actions include disfellowshipping, their term for formal expulsion and shunning. Baptized individuals who formally leave are considered disassociated and are also shunned. Disfellowshipped and disassociated individuals may eventually be reinstated if deemed repentant.The group's position regarding conscientious objection to military service and refusal to salute national flags has brought it into conflict with some governments. Consequently, some Jehovah's Witnesses have been persecuted and their activities are banned or restricted in some countries. Persistent legal challenges by Jehovah's Witnesses have influenced legislation related to civil rights in several countries.The organization has received criticism regarding biblical translation, doctrines, and alleged coercion of its members. The Watch Tower Society has made various unfulfilled predictions about major biblical events such as Christ's Second Coming, the advent of God's Kingdom, and Armageddon. Their policies for handling cases of child sexual abuse have been the subject of various formal inquiries.

Land speed record

The land speed record (or absolute land speed record) is the highest speed achieved by a person using a vehicle on land. There is no single body for validation and regulation; in practice the Category C ("Special Vehicles") flying start regulations are used, officiated by regional or national organizations under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. The land speed record (LSR) is standardized as the speed over a course of fixed length, averaged over two runs (commonly called "passes"). Two runs are required in opposite directions within one hour, and a new record mark must exceed the previous one by at least one percent to be validated.


The marimba () is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with yarn or rubber mallets to produce musical tones. Resonators or pipes suspended underneath the bars amplify their sound. The bars of a chromatic marimba are arranged like the keys of a piano, with the groups of two and three accidentals raised vertically, overlapping the natural bars to aid the performer both visually and physically. This instrument is a type of idiophone, but with a more resonant and lower-pitched tessitura than the xylophone. A person who plays the marimba is called a marimbist or a marimba player.

Modern uses of the marimba include solo performances, woodwind and brass ensembles, marimba concertos, jazz ensembles, marching band (front ensembles), drum and bugle corps, and orchestral compositions. Contemporary composers have used the unique sound of the marimba more and more in recent years.


The mbira (pronounced UM-beer-ra , IPA (ə)mˈbɪərə) is an African musical instrument consisting of a wooden board (often fitted with a resonator) with attached staggered metal tines, played by holding the instrument in the hands and plucking the tines with the thumbs. The mbira is usually classified as part of the lamellaphone family and part of the idiophone family of musical instruments.

Members of this broad family of instruments are known by a wide variety of names. The mbira is also known as marímbula and kalimba in the Caribbean Islands.

Both Joseph H. Howard, owner of the largest collection of drums and ancillary folk instruments in the Americas, and Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji argue that the mbira is thoroughly African, being found only in areas populated by Africans or their descendants. In Eastern and Southern Africa, there are many kinds of mbira, often accompanied by the hosho, a percussion instrument. The mbira was reported to be used in Okpuje, Nsukka area of the south eastern part of Nigeria in the early 1900s. It is a particularly common musical instrument of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Shona people of Zimbabwe. It is also often an important instrument to be played at religious ceremonies, weddings, and other social gatherings.

Mbira came to prominence after the worldwide stage performance and recordings of Thomas Mapfumo on the 1980s, whose music is based on and includes the mbira; the work of Dumisani Maraire, who brought marimba and karimba music to the American Pacific Northwest; Ephat Mujuru, who was one of the pioneer teachers of mbira in the US; as well as the writings and recordings of Zimbabwean musicians made by Paul Berliner. Commercially produced mbiras were exported from South Africa by ethnomusicologist Hugh Tracey from the 1950s onward, popularizing the instrument outside Africa.

Peony (novel)

Peony is a novel by Pearl S. Buck first published in 1948. It is a story of China's Kaifeng Jews.

Peter Drucker

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (; German: [ˈdʀʊkɐ]; November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. He was also a leader in the development of management education, he invented the concept known as management by objectives and self-control, and he has been described as "the founder of modern management".Drucker's books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government, and nonprofit sectors of society. He is one of the best-known and most widely influential thinkers and writers on the subject of management theory and practice. His writings have predicted many of the major developments of the late twentieth century, including privatization and decentralization; the rise of Japan to economic world power; the decisive importance of marketing; and the emergence of the information society with its necessity of lifelong learning. In 1959, Drucker coined the term "knowledge worker," and later in his life considered knowledge-worker productivity to be the next frontier of management. Drucker gave his name to three institutions: the Drucker Institute and the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, both at Claremont Graduate University in the United States, and the Peter F. Drucker Academy, China. The annual Global Peter Drucker Forum, held in his hometown of Vienna, honors his legacy.

Sidney Hook

Sidney Hook (December 20, 1902 – July 12, 1989) was an American philosopher of the pragmatist school known for his contributions to the philosophy of history, the philosophy of education, political theory, and ethics. After embracing Communism in his youth, Hook was later known for his criticisms of totalitarianism, both fascism and Marxism–Leninism. A pragmatic social democrat, Hook sometimes cooperated with conservatives, particularly in opposing Communism. After World War II, he argued that members of such groups as the Communist Party USA and Leninists like Democratic centralists could ethically be barred from holding the offices of public trust because they called for the violent overthrow of democratic governments.

Thomas Lennon (screenwriter, born 1896)

Thomas L. Lennon (10 May 1896 – 17 March 1963) was a screenwriter who wrote Frank Buck’s film, Jacaré, and a screen adaptation of the Maxwell Anderson play Knickerbocker Holiday.

Thomas Motor Company

E. R. Thomas Motor Company was a manufacturer of motorized bicycles, motorized tricycles, motorcycles, and automobiles in Buffalo, New York between 1900 and 1919.

Yum cha

Yum cha (simplified Chinese: 饮茶 yǐn chá; traditional Chinese: 飲茶; Jyutping: yam2 cha4; Cantonese Yale: yám chà; lit. "drink tea"), also known as going for dim sum, is the Cantonese tradition of brunch involving Chinese tea and dim sum. The practice is popular in Cantonese-speaking regions, including Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong and Macau. It is also carried out in other regions worldwide where there are overseas Chinese communities.

Yum cha generally involves small portions of steamed, pan-fried, and deep-fried dim sum dishes served in bamboo steamers, which are designed to be eaten communally and washed down with tea. People often go to yum cha in large groups for family get-togethers or celebrations.

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