The Publisher

Time, Fortune, Life, Sports Illustrated – all the creations of Henry Luce, the publisher.

“How fortunate we are . . . that Luce is now the subject of a monumental, magisterial biography, the finest ever written about an American journalist, a book that secures Luce’s large if problematic place in history. Those with personal knowledge of the inner workings of Luce’s empire may complain that Alan Brinkley, a historian, captures only part of the flavor of that strange place . . . but he gets the big picture exactly right and does so with even-handedness, a remarkable achievement considering the controversy that swirled around Luce almost from the moment he stepped onto the public stage in February 1923.”

Writing in the Washington Post, Jonathan Yardley reviewsAlan Brinkley’s new biography, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century.

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