Henry R. Luce, Time, and the American Crusade in Asia (Paperback)
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Henry R. Luce, Time, and the American Crusade in Asia (Paperback)

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Paperback 366 Pages / Published: 09/10/2006
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Henry Robinson Luce (1898-1967) founded Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated. Born in China to missionary parents, Luce was a kind of lay preacher, anxious to mold the American mind and advance his ideological program: intervention, capitalism, democracy (when appropriate) and Christian activism. The most celebrated and influential editor of his day, Luce was also obsessed with the American mission in the world, and with China and East Asia, the place of his birth. Luce tried to 'sell' this mission to a sometimes reluctant public. A passionate anti-Communist interventionist, he also convinced Americans that the US had perversely 'lost' China to the Communists. A fervent advocate of the Vietnam intervention, Luce, author of the American Century edited incoming cables so that magazines might conform to his ideas.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521543682
Number of pages: 366
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review of the hardback: 'Herzstein has unearthed a wealth of information about Luce and Time, which will interest historians of China as well as the US between the 1920s and 1960s.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
' ... fascinaing study ... well written, with a good pace...' Asian Affairs
"For sheer density of material...and for insights into the relationship between journalism and high policy, this book is very informative. I recommend it to anyone interested in U.S.-Asian relations during the early Cold war years." New York Sun, John Derbyshire
"Herzstein is a historian who writes like a brilliant journalist, and a scholar whose occasional partiality never detracts from his innate fairness. His very readable new work on Luce...is a valuable, colorful contribution to modern history." The New Leader, Valentin Chu
"Herzstein's evaluation of Luce's accomplishments and shortcomings is judicious and balanced." - Qiang Zhai, Auburn University Montgomery

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