The Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections to Princeton University. Its mission is to disseminate scholarship within academia and society at large.
The press was founded by Whitney Darrow, with the financial support of Charles Scribner, as a printing press to serve the Princeton community in 1905.〔 Its distinctive building was constructed in 1911 on William Street in Princeton. Its first book was a new 1912 edition of John Witherspoon's ''Lectures on Moral Philosophy.''〔
==Pulitzers and other Major Awards==
Six books from the Princeton University Press have won Pulitzer Prizes.
*''Russia Leaves the War'' by George F. Kennan (1957)〔
*''Banks and Politics in America From the Revolution to the Civil War'' by Bray Hammond (1958)〔
*''Between War and Peace'' by Herbert Feis (1961)〔
*''Washington, Village and Capital'' by Constance McLaughlin Green (1963)〔
*''The Greenback Era'' by Irwin Unger (1965)〔
*''Machiavelli in Hell'' by Sebastian de Grazia (1989)〔
Books from the Princeton University Press have also been awarded the Bancroft Prize, Nautilus Book Award, and the National Book Award.
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