Friday, December 13, 2013

Opening paragraphs...........Part One

In May 1966 Henry R. Luce - cofounder of what became the largest and most influential magazine empire in America - agreed to participate in an exclusive television interview for the first time in his life.  Luce was then sixty-eight years old and had retired as editor in chief of Time Inc. two years earlier.  But he remained a figure of fascination to many Americans - all the more so because he was so seldom seen by the many people who were influenced, fascinated, and sometimes outraged by the contents of his magazines.
-Alan Brinkley, from the Preface to The Publisher:  Henry Luce and His American Century

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