Friends, collaborators, and childhood rivals, Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce were not yet twenty-five when they started Time, the first newsmagazine, at the outset of the Roaring Twenties. By age thirty, they were both millionaires, having laid the foundation for a media empire. But their partnership was explosive and their competition ferocious, fueled by envy as well as love. When Hadden died at the age of thirty-one, Luce began to meticulously bury the legacy of the giant he was never able to best.
In this groundbreaking, stylish, and passionate biography, Isaiah Wilner paints a fascinating portrait of Briton Hadden—genius and visionary—and presents the first full account of the birth of Time, while offering a provocative reappraisal of Henry R. Luce, arguably the most significant media figure of the twentieth century.
Isaiah Wilner is a writer for New York magazine. He attended Yale University and was editor in chief of the Yale Daily News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Wilner’s debut restores the legacy of Briton Hadden, co-creator of Time magazine, whose partner Henry R.Oct 01 2006 | Read Full Review of The Man Time Forgot : A Tale ...
For a while in the late 20s, two of the great innovators in American journalism worked just a floor away from each other on West 45th Street in New York Harold Ross of The New Yorker and Briton Hadden of Time.Oct 08 2006 | Read Full Review of The Man Time Forgot : A Tale ...
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