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A Century of American Toys and Games: The Story of Pressman Toy Hardcover – November 29, 2022

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"What an incredible story that is so symbolic of the origins of the American toy industry. . . L’dor v’dor―“from generation to generation”―so we watch this amazing story and passing of the baton."
Alan Hasselfeld, Chairman Emeritus and former Chairman and CEO of Hasbro

"This book chronicles the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of the everchanging toy industry better than anything I have ever read. . . For me as a competitor and friend of Pressman Toy, this book is inspirational and instructional."
Bob Moog, President and Co-founder of University Games

"Not only is the book beautifully designed and printed, but I thoroughly enjoyed delving into the history of such an important and influential toy company with products that touched millions of lives over the decades. The text does a nice job of setting Pressman products into a context of history and popular culture that makes the story of the evolution of this family firm all the more meaningful."
Christopher Bensch, VP of Collections, The Strong Museum of Play

"A wonderful trip down memory lane, and a remarkable story of perseverance . . . The pictures are priceless!"
Richard E. Grey, former chairman and CEO of Tyco

"This is a must read for anyone interested in the toy industry, and actually anyone interested in how to successfully build a business."
Tom Kalinske, former CEO of Mattel, Matchbox, Sega, and Leapfrog

About the Author

Jim Pressman was president of the Pressman Toy Corporation from 1977 until the company’s sale to Goliath Games in 2014.

Donna Pressman is his wife and frequent collaborator.

Alan Axelrod is the author of numerous books on business and history, including Everything I Know about Business I Learned from Monopoly.
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Abbeville Press (November 29, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 078921444X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0789214447
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 4.25 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.3 x 1.1 x 10.3 inches

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