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The Publisher: Henry Luce And His American Century (2010)

by Alan Brinkley(Favorite Author)
3.62 of 5 Votes: 1
0679414444 (ISBN13: 9780679414445)
review 1: As more and more of his life was explored, I became more and more disgusted with the man and the author's take on his life. Born to missionaries, yet his father seemed to be mildly supportive as he went through divorcing his first wife - concerned about making sure the next marriage would last, according to the author. Ambition is not a bad trait, but this seemed to be coupled with a life built on a foundation of sand. Interesting points about how Time and Fortune got their start and influenced journalism, though.
review 2: Well written and fascinating account of Luce's early life and founding of Time magazine. Recommended for anyone interested in the history of the early 20th century and the ideas that led to the founding of many of what we'd consider staples
... moreof American culture and thought. The latter part of the book is less gripping through no fault of Brinkley's - it's just that Luce becomes more predictable and less happy despite all his achievements. less
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I so enjoyed this book. Fascinating look into the world of publishing and the creation of Time Inc.
A sweeping look at a fascinating man
Impeccable scholarship.
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