Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Company acquired Reed Education making the combined company the largest K-12 publisher in the world. It happened in December 2007. It brought together two trade publishing traditions which now make up the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade and Reference Publishing Group.
Houghton Mifflin Company traces its history to 1832, when William Ticknor purchased The Old Corner Bookstore in Boston and, together with his partner, James Fields, established a publishing company. By the mid-nineteenth century, Ticknor and Fields had assembled a list of authors that included some of the most renowned names in American literature: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain, and Henry David Thoreau.
Ticknor and Fields formed a close association with The Riverside Press, a Boston printing company founded by Henry Houghton in 1852. George Mifflin became employed there as an eager young Harvard graduate. After working in nearly every position at the press, he became Houghton's partner in 1872.
In 1880, Ticknor and Fields merged with The Riverside Press to form Houghton, Mifflin and Company. In addition to publishing the esteemed Ticknor and Fields trade authors, the new company established an educational department in 1882.
Over the years, Houghton Mifflin launched many notable careers, including those of Willa Cather, Carson McCullers, Philip Roth, Paul Theroux, Robert Stone, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Jonathan Safran Foer. The company also numbers Tim O'Brien, Edna O'Brien, Cynthia Ozick, and Ward Just among its fine authors of fiction. Houghton Mifflin's nonfiction list features seminal works by Winston Churchill, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., John Kenneth Galbraith, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, Eric Schlosser, James Carroll, and Richard Dawkins. The house is also known for its poets, among them the former poet laureate Donald Hall, Galway Kinnell, Grace Schulman, Alan Shapiro, and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2007, Natasha Trethewey.
Recent highlights include Jerome Groopman's How Doctors Think, David Sheff's Beautiful Boy, Jonah Lehrer's Proust Was a Neuroscientist, Jonathan Miles's Dear American Airlines, Paul Theroux's Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Philip Roth's Indignation, and Timothy Egan's The Worst Hard Time, which won the National Book Award. Houghton publishes the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, The Best American Series®, The Peterson Field Guides®, the Gourmet Cookbook and other culinary classics, and acclaimed books in the fields of science, sports, history, and current affairs.
Harcourt Trade Publishers was established when Alfred Harcourt and Donald Brace left Henry Holt and Company in 1919 to form a new publishing enterprise. Early Harcourt lists featured Sinclair Lewis, Carl Sandburg, and John Maynard Keynes, joined over the decades by Virginia Woolf, George Orwell, C. S. Lewis, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Thomas Merton, Robert Lowell, T. S. Eliot, and Robert Penn Warren. In 1961, Helen and Kurt Wolff, cofounders of Pantheon Books, became Harcourt's copublishers and brought with them their eponymous list, which included the luminaries Günter Grass, Hannah Arendt, and Konrad Lorenz. A mainstay of literature in translation, Harcourt has published celebrated international authors such as Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, and Amos Oz, as well as the Nobel Prize winners Octavio Paz, José Saramago, and A. B. Yehoshua. Recent highlights include fiction by Margaret Drabble, Michel Faber, Ursula K. Le Guin, Yann Martel, Audrey Niffenegger, Ivan Doig, and Mohsin Hamid, and nonfiction by Temple Grandin, Rory Stewart, Ted Kerasote, and the National Book Award finalist Joan Wickersham. Works by Wislawa Szymborska, Richard Wilbur, Edward Hirsch, and the recent poet laureate Charles Simic attest to the house's long-standing commitment to poetry.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launches its first combined trade list in Winter 2009. Under the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint, the adult group will publish approximately eighty new hardcover books each year, and under the Mariner Books imprint (incorporating the Harvest backlist), approximately ninety trade paperbacks, including paperback originals and books acquired from other publishers. The reference division continues to publish the American Heritage® dictionaries and other authoritative and popular books about language, for adults and children. In addition, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt distributes books for Beacon Press, The Old Farmer's Almanac, Larousse and Chambers.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group encompasses three award-winning imprints as well as the Graphia and Sandpaper paperback lines. Houghton Mifflin introduced its list of books for young readers in 1937. Houghton Mifflin Books for Children publishes luminaries such as H. A. and Margret Rey, Virginia Lee Burton, Bill Peet, Holling C. Holling, Scott O'Dell, and James Marshall; its contemporary authors and illustrators include Steve Jenkins, D. B. Johnson, Toni Morrison, Marilyn Nelson, Eric Schlosser, Brian Lies, Chris Van Allsburg, Allen Say, Lois Lowry, and David Macaulay. Houghton Mifflin is also home to some of the best-loved children's book characters: Curious George, Lyle the Crocodile, George and Martha, Martha of Martha Speaks, and Tacky the Penguin. Clarion Books became an imprint of Houghton Mifflin in 1979. Clarion's award-winning authors include David Wiesner, Linda Sue Park, Karen Cushman, Katherine Paterson, and Gary Schmidt. Harcourt Children's Books, known for classics such as The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge and The Little Prince, features notable authors and illustrators such as Avi, Janell Cannon, Margaret Chodos-Irvine, Lois Ehlert, Mem Fox, Han Nolan, Gennifer Choldenko, David Shannon, Janet Stevens, Susan Stevens Crummel, and Helen Oxenbury.

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Inside The Outbreaks: The Elite Medical Detectives of The Epidemic Intelligence Service by Mark Pendergrast published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2011.Since its founding in 1951 by Alexander Langmuir as a service/training program, the Epidemic Intelligence Service, working out of the CDC* in Atlanta, Georgia, has sent out more than three thousand officers to combat every imaginable human ailment. This book takes reader on a riveting journey through the history of the remarkable organization,following EIS officers on their globetrotting quest to eliminate the most lethal and widespread threats to the world's health. When an epidemic hits, the EIS will be there to crack the case, no matter how deadly. It has success battling cholera, polio, smallpox, and recently has turned to the epidemics plaguing us now - HIN1, HIV/AIDS, and violence,among others. Mark Pendergrast is the author of a few nonfiction books.

Animals Make Us Human, MIFFLIN HARCOURTAnimals Make Us Human: Creating The best Life For Animals by Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson published by Houghton Mafflin Harcourt in 2009. This book will give you an important knowledge about animals and will teach you how to improve your animal’s life, make your pets happy. An expert, Temple Grandin focuses on emotions, and offers insights into animal behavior.
Temple is a professor of Colorado State University and author of few books. She has spearheaded reform of the quality of life humaneness of death for farm animals. She lectures widely.

Runner (Jane Whitefield)Runner by Thomas Perry published by An Otto Penzler Book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2009.
…Jane promised to her husband she would never work again, and settled in to a quiet life as a wife of a surgeon. When bomb goes off on the middle of a hospital fundraiser, she found herself face to face with the cause. A Pregnant woman has been tracked by the team of hired hunters… This exciting thriller is written by a suspense master and must be read.
Award-winning author, Thomas Perry is the author of the Jane Whitefield series, Silence, and Nightlife, Death Benefits, and other titles.

How doctors think, Mifflin HarcourtHow Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman, M.D. published by A MARINER BOOK, Houghton Mifflin Company in 2008. This book examines the all-important relationships between patients and doctors. Jerome Groopman explores the thought process behind the doctor’s decisions. This book will guide you in your relationships with your physician and will show the subconscious forces that influences his/her decisions. This book is serious and entertaining at the same time and will be your invaluable source to your life-enhancing. Jerome Groopman, M.D., holds the Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of experimental medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston

John the RevelatorJohn the Revelator
, a novel by Peter Murphy published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2009. The Irish music journalist Peter Murphy invites you on a journey to latticework forests and eerie briars of Ireland’s County Wexford. John Devine is stuck in the small town of Kilcody with his terrifying dreams. His life is occupied by worries. He spends the days alone in the library, the mini-arcade, or the market square until the arrival of a self-styled Rimnaudian boy wonder, Jamey Corboy. And John wrestle with his commitment to friendship and family. Peter Murphy is a writer and journalist based in Dublin. He has written liner notes for albums and anthologies, and has spoken on issues and culture. He contributes to RTE television’s art program, The View, in Dublin. Murphy is contriving editor with Dublin’s Hot Press magazine, and he has contributed to Rolling Stone, Music Week, the Sunday Business Post and other publications.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - NeoPopRealism JournalA Long, Long Time Ago Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka published by Haughton Mifflin Harcourt in 2009. A young man called Pigeon falls in love with a girl fabled for her angelic looks. It happened on the eve of WWII in place called Half-Village. He offers his “gold hands.” The war delay their marriage and wreak havoc in their lives. This is a whimsical, beautiful, and heartbreaking title that remaining half a century of Polish history through the legacy of one unforgettable love story. Brigid Pasulka is a descendant of Polish immigrants who first arrived in Krakow in the early 90s with only a vague idea of Polish culture. She learned Polish and decided to stay. She is currently teaches English in her native Chicago, and often visits Krakow.




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