John Macrae III: Dashing Publisher Who Gambled on Groundbreaking Books

From a New York Times obit by Sam Roberts headlined “John Macrae III, Ecletic Publisher and Rights Champion, Dies at 91”:

John Macrae III, a dashing publisher who gambled on groundbreaking books and dauntlessly defended authors who defied injustices committed by their own governments, died at his home in Manhattan.

Mr. Macrae was president and publisher of E.P. Dutton from 1968 to 1981, representing the third generation of his family to run the company. He then worked for 35 years at Henry Holt & Company, where he was editor in chief and later had his own imprint.