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The Publisher

Henry Luce and His American Century

The Publisher( )
Author: Brinkley, Alan
ISBN:978-0-679-74154-1
Publication Date:Aug 2011
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $32.99
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:576
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Publishers & Publishing Industry
Biography & Autobiography / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.2 x 20.3 x 3 cm
Book Weight:0.54 Kilograms
Author Biography
Brinkley, Alan (Author)
Alan Brinkley was born in 1949. He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University and taught at MIT and Harvard as well as City University of New York and Princeton University before joining the Columbia faculty in 1991. He is the Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University, where he was also Provost from 2003 - 2009. He is a historian of the New Deal. A prolific essayist, Brinkley writes regularly in magazines such as The New York Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, Newsweek and The New Republic and is an advocate for progressive issues. Brinkley has won a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the National Book Award for History, and numerous other prizes and fellowships, and was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He also serves as a board member or trustee of several academic and policy research institutions and chairs the board of The Century Foundation.

His works include Liberalism and Its Discontents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century.

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