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The Publisher

Author : Alan Brinkley
ISBN : 9780307592910
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Acclaimed historian Alan Brinkley gives us a sharply realized portrait of Henry Luce, arguably the most important publisher of the twentieth century. As the founder of Time, Fortune, and Life magazines, Luce changed the way we consume news and the way we understand our world. Born the son of missionaries, Henry Luce spent his childhood in rural China, yet he glimpsed a milieu of power altogether different at Hotchkiss and later at Yale. While working at a Baltimore newspaper, he and Brit Hadden conceived the idea of Time: a “news-magazine” that would condense the week’s events in a format accessible to increasingly busy members of the middle class. They launched it in 1923, and young Luce quickly became a publishing titan. In 1936, after Time’s unexpected success—and Hadden’s early death—Luce published the first issue of Life, to which millions soon subscribed. Brinkley shows how Luce reinvented the magazine industry in just a decade. The appeal of Life seemingly cut across the lines of race, class, and gender. Luce himself wielded influence hitherto unknown among journalists. By the early 1940s, he had come to see his magazines as vehicles to advocate for America’s involvement in the escalating international crisis, in the process popularizing the phrase “World War II.” In spite of Luce’s great success, happiness eluded him. His second marriage—to the glamorous playwright, politician, and diplomat Clare Boothe—was a shambles. Luce spent his later years in isolation, consumed at times with conspiracy theories and peculiar vendettas. The Publisher tells a great American story of spectacular achievement—yet it never loses sight of the public and private costs at which that achievement came.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Publisher
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Alan Brinkley
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-20 - Publisher: Vintage

Acclaimed historian Alan Brinkley gives us a sharply realized portrait of Henry Luce, arguably the most important publisher of the twentieth century. As the founder of Time, Fortune, and Life magazines, Luce changed the way we consume news and the way we understand our world. Born the son of missionaries,
The Publisher in Changing Markets
Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: Seiji Sato
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: IOS Press

This publication aims to reconfirm the creative role of the publisher as a conduit for culture built upon the knowledge and experience of the past, as well as to explore the publishers' new role, and legal protection of the publishers' rights, in our evolving digital and information-based society. - Publisher's
The Publisher-public Official
Language: en
Pages: 131
Authors: Don Sneed, Daniel Riffe
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Based on five current case studies, this volume explores the extent to which politicians who simultaneously serve as newspaper editors or publishers fulfill their ethical duties to serve as "watchdog" over the government and to provide a forum for robust democratic debate. The book features interviews with the editors/publishers and
The Publisher's Dilemma
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Darius Myers
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-20 - Publisher: Lulu.com

A shooting at the media company of Harris Simmons has left its legendary CEO dead and the company President, the African American wunderkind, Donald Alexander in a coma. The police investigation that follows reveals Harris Simmons to be a place with dark secrets, predatory actors and master abusers of power
The Art of the Publisher
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Roberto Calasso
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-03 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

An interior look at Roberto Calasso's work as a publisher and his reflections on the art of book publishing In this fascinating memoir, the author and publisher Roberto Calasso meditates on the art of book publishing. Recalling the beginnings of Adelphi in the 1960s, he touches on the Italian house's