In success and influence Henry Robinson Luce was the premier journalist of the twentieth century. The child of the American missionaries in China, a man obsessed by god, Luce became a millionaires at thirty and used hi innovative journalistic genius to create a publishing empire and acquire enormous political power.
W. A. Swanberg recounts in fascinating detail the career of Luce and the impact of Time Inc. on our world. Here,for the first time, is the full record of Luce's propagandist crusades. The book is alive with vivid portraits of the men and women close to Luce; and most important of all, it portrays and assesses an extraordinarily elusive man-called by Winston Churchill one of the most powerful men in America
Based on exhaustive research and many interviews, Luce and Hisbook,Empire is an absorbing and important book. It is the major achievement of one of the foremost living biographers.
About the author
William Andrew Swanberg (1907–1992) was an American biographer. He may be known best for Citizen Hearst, a biography of William Randolph Hearst, which was recommended by the Pulitzer Prize board in 1962 but overturned by the trustees.He won that Pulitzer in 1973 for a biography of Henry Luce and he won the National Book Award in 1977 for a biography of Norman Thomas.