Acclaimed historian Alan Brinkley gives us a sharply realized portrait of Henry Luce, arguably the most important publisher of the twentieth century.
Author: Alan Brinkley
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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 at a Baltimore newspaper, he and Brit Hadden conceived the idea of Time: a “news-magazine” that would condense the week’s events in a format accessible to increasingly busy members of the middle class. They launched it in 1923, and young Luce quickly became a publishing titan. In 1936, after Time’s unexpected success—and Hadden’s early death—Luce published the first issue of Life, to which millions soon subscribed. Brinkley shows how Luce reinvented the magazine industry in just a decade. The appeal of Life seemingly cut across the lines of race, class, and gender. Luce himself wielded influence hitherto unknown among journalists. By the early 1940s, he had come to see his magazines as vehicles to advocate for America’s involvement in the escalating international crisis, in the process popularizing the phrase “World War II.” In spite of Luce’s great success, happiness eluded him. His second marriage—to the glamorous playwright, politician, and diplomat Clare Boothe—was a shambles. Luce spent his later years in isolation, consumed at times with conspiracy theories and peculiar vendettas. The Publisher tells a great American story of spectacular achievement—yet it never loses sight of the public and private costs at which that achievement came. From the Hardcover edition.
Ultimate. Oxymoron: Publisher-Public. Official. H. L. Mencken looms large in the
birth of this book because of a review he once wrote of an ethics text written by a
university professor: "Every time a disabled journalist is retired to a professorship
Author: Don Sneed
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Based on five current case studies, this volume explores the extent to which politicians who simultaneously serve as newspaper editors or publishers fulfill their ethical duties to serve as "watchdog" over the government and to provide a forum for robust democratic debate. The book features interviews with the editors/publishers and with a sample of their readers, and provides results of a survey of readers who were asked whether it is possible to "wear two hats" and do both jobs effectively and responsibly. Newspaper articles and editorial pages are also examined for possible conflicts of interest in occupying two roles.
How did publishers set about producing such a 'woman's series', and did they
manage to find a market for it? Archive material has survived from one Dutch
series, namely the Library of Dutch Women Writers (Bibliotheek van
Author: John Spiers
Category: Literary Criticism
This volume explores problems concerning the series, national development and the national canon in a range of countries and their international book-trade relationships. Studies focus on issues such as the fabrication of a national canon, and on the book in war-time, the evolution of Catholic literature, imperial traditions and colonial libraries.
The close and friendly contacts between IPA and UNESCO exempt me from
stressing the importance attached by our Organization to the publisher ' s role in
the democratization of education , science and culture . May I recall that your
Author: Seiji Sato
Publisher: IOS Press
Category: Business & Economics
This publication aims to reconfirm the creative role of the publisher as a conduit for culture built upon the knowledge and experience of the past, as well as to explore the publishers' new role, and legal protection of the publishers' rights, in our evolving digital and information-based society. - Publisher's Rights: The Legal Expression of the Creative Role of the Publisher - Electronic Copyright Management Systems - Value Innovation on the Network - Partners' Perspectives - Asian Experiences - Trading by Electronic Copyright Management Systems - Enforcement of Rights - Conclusion, Recommendations or Resolutions.
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Rufane Shaw Donkin. I will now ask you , Mr . Publisher , or any other man of
common fairness and sound intellect , if the above whole passage about Messrs .
Publisher James Crokatt. Statute 27 Eliz . Cap . 2. 5.6 . If any Person , by way of
Exchange , or by any other Shift , Ways or Means whatsoever , wittingly and
willingly , either directly or indirectly , convey , deliver or fend , or cause or
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Gentlemen of the Jury , The charge of blasphemy , which is put upon the record
against the publisher of this publication , is not an accusation of the servants of
the Crown , but comes before you sanctioned by the oaths of a Grand Jury of the
For those of us who write books, Microsoft Word 2010 has 7 magic areas we use to get the format just right. I'm going to take you through each of the areas and show you exactly how to format your document so that your final book will pass the formatting requirements of the publisher. If you use this guide effectively the final book can look like the books made by the big 6 printing houses.
A shooting at the media company of Harris Simmons has left its legendary CEO dead and the company President, the African American wunderkind, Donald Alexander in a coma.
Author: Darius Myers
A shooting at the media company of Harris Simmons has left its legendary CEO dead and the company President, the African American wunderkind, Donald Alexander in a coma. The police investigation that follows reveals Harris Simmons to be a place with dark secrets, predatory actors and master abusers of power and privilege. And when the case is solved, it wonÕt be quietly. It will be dramatic and change the company of Harris Simmons forever.
To the Editor of the Publishers' Weekly : I have read with interest the many
communications that have appeared in the Publishers' Weekly (and our guide) as
regards reform in the book trade, and I am pleased to see so much interest taken
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An interior look at Roberto Calasso's work as a publisher and his reflections on the art of book publishing In this fascinating memoir, the author and publisher Roberto Calasso meditates on the art of book publishing.
Author: Roberto Calasso
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
An interior look at Roberto Calasso's work as a publisher and his reflections on the art of book publishing In this fascinating memoir, the author and publisher Roberto Calasso meditates on the art of book publishing. Recalling the beginnings of Adelphi in the 1960s, he touches on the Italian house's defining qualities, including the considerations involved in designing the successful Biblioteca series and the strategy for publishing a wide range of authors of high literary quality, as well as the historic critical edition of the works of Nietzsche. With his signature erudition and polemical flair, Calasso transcends Adelphi to look at the publishing industry as a whole, from the essential importance of graphics, jackets, and cover flaps to the consequences of universal digitization. And he outlines what he describes as the "most hazardous and ambitious" profile of what a publishing house can be: a book comprising many books, a form in which "all the books published by a certain publisher could be seen as links in a single chain"—a conception akin to that of other twentieth-century publishers, from Giulio Einaudi to Roger Straus, of whom the book offers brief portraits. An essential book for writers, readers, and editors, The Art of the Publisher is a tribute to the elusive yet profoundly relevant art of making books.
The Publisher, the first biography of Paul Block, tells the story of his rise to the summit of American newspaper chains and chronicles his business and social relationship with William Randolph Hearst.
Author: Frank Brady
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
His hundreds of signed, front-page editorials, from 1916 to 1941, on virtually every public issue of his day, were forceful commentaries that not only sold newspapers, but engineered and influenced legislation. The Publisher, the first biography of Paul Block, tells the story of his rise to the summit of American newspaper chains and chronicles his business and social relationship with William Randolph Hearst.
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Author: Robert Sterling Yard
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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It’s the annual Book Fair in Gothenburg. Josefina works for the respected book publisher, Gabriel ́s, and tonight they are hosting an exclusive cocktail party with a theme: "Arabian love".
Author: Vanessa Salt
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
It’s the annual Book Fair in Gothenburg. Josefina works for the respected book publisher, Gabriel ́s, and tonight they are hosting an exclusive cocktail party with a theme: "Arabian love". Richard Steel, an older and very successful author is also at the Fair. He is Josefina’s favourite author. But she is his publisher, and she must be professional. A cocktail party with turbans, gold and drinks, and Richard is irresistible; a genie who is there to make Josefina’s wishes come true. They move closer and closer to each other and they have a magic connection. He is forbidden. But it doesn’t matter. Or maybe it’s part of the attraction? "The Publisher" is a novella about instant desire, a desire as powerful as magic, and a Book Fair that offers something extraordinary. Vanessa Salt is a pseudonym. Vanessa finds inspiration for the stories on her many travels, where hot exotic places nourish her erotic fantasies. She writes with humour about the passion that can arise when you least expect it.
This is a well-written and seriously researched book that proposes fresh interpretations of significant people and historical and literary events of the early nineteenth century, at the same time it unveils a few literary mysteries, such as ...
Author: Regina Akel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book tells the story of an early nineteenth-century London newspaper, the Representative, more important for the people who took part in its inception than for its journalistic merits. The gallery of characters who appear in the narrative includes prominent figures of the age, literary as well as political, such as Sir Walter Scott and his son-in-law, John Gibson Lockhart; Foreign Secretary George Canning; and certainly publisher John Murray II. The pivotal figure is, however, a very young Benjamin Disraeli, whose brilliant mind already displayed great powers of observation, verbal expression and manipulation of his elders and betters. Written in a fluent style, and drawing upon previously untapped original sources at The Bodleian Library and The John Murray Archive at The National Library of Scotland, the book presents documented proof that the events narrated are quite different from what has traditionally been accepted as truth, at the same time it unveils hitherto unknown facets of well-known figures of the age.