DeGraff, Robert Fair

DeGraff, Robert Fair

(1895–1981) publisher; born in Plainfield, N.J. In 1939, with backing from Simon & Schuster, he issued the first Pocket Books, cheap paperback reprints of popular works, revolutionizing the book publishing industry.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.