Luce and His Empire

Luce and His Empire W.A. Swanberg
  • Title: Luce and His Empire
  • Author: W.A. Swanberg
  • ISBN: 9780684125923
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Luce and His Empire W.A. Swanberg Luce and His Empire Henry Robinson Luce the child of American missionaries in China a man obsessed by God became a millionaire at thirty and used his innovative journalistic genius to create a publishing empire
    Henry Robinson Luce the child of American missionaries in China, a man obsessed by God, became a millionaire at thirty and used his innovative journalistic genius to create a publishing empire
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    1. To some extent this book is a character assassination of Luce and his magazine There is justification in this Luce constantly promoted Chiang Kai Shek when his own reporters were writing about his corruption and his incompetence in military affairs The stories would be re written in New York to promote and reflect Luce s views The author also points out that Luce was obsessed in forming an American Christian Asia onto his publications and onto the U.S government with dire consequences Chiang and [...]

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    2. Henry Luce was the worst possible candidate to run the empire of print that he did, but thank God he didn t win political office He had no ability to see any value in opinions other than his own Totally self absorbed, he delighted in hearing his own voice, interrupting others before they could get out than a sentence or two and going out to dinner only to hold forth to his fellow diners as they sat in silence while completely forgetting about ordering food.In common with many self righteous peo [...]

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    3. W.A Swanberg s Citizen Hearst was so good that I passed over many other well deserving books on my bookshelf and ordered a copy of Swanberg s biography of Henry Luce, founder of Time Life magazines Usually I don t like to read biographies on people I ve never heard of, but since Swanberg is such a good writer and historian, I figured it would be an excellent way to fill in some holes in my understanding of the first half of the 20th century.Luce built the Time Life publishing empire entirely fro [...]

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    4. Quite a story Very detailed biography about a man who led an amazing life I really had no idea who Luce was before reading the book I was never a fan of TIME magazine so that never entered my thoughts when choosing to read this It was a book the looked good when I bought it at a bargain book sale.I don t know the story behind the details the author has in the book Maybe it says in the preface and I forgot but he is very detailed so I can only assume his interviews and access to personal papers a [...]

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    5. Swanberg is very critical of Time co founder Henry Luce, but provides copious examples to support his critique of Luce s approach and his various blind spots He also makes the occasional acknowledgment of Luce s better qualities.Here s a nice quote from Swanberg pp.386 387 the underlying purpose of Time s committee and meatgrinder system seemed to be to simplify and facilitate the doctoring of news No news publication was so error ridden over the years as Time on the committee system The system [...]

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    6. Friends of the Hilton Head Library An interesting but just average written book about the founder of the popular special interest magazines He changed the face of journalism with Life news through pictures.

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    7. bio oof founder of time magazine interesting

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    8. Henry Luce started Time magazine in the 1940 s and went on to create a media empire He married Clare Booth Luce, a character, who became ambassador to Italy.

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