The Man Time Forgot: A Tale of Genius, Betrayal, and the Creation of Time Magazine

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages

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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Contents

Death Wish
1
Birth
9
The Hill
25
Most Likely to Succeed
40
Destiny
62
Time Will Tell
76
Long Shot
96
Ballgames
114
Hot Stuff
176
Man of the Year
191
Geniuses
201
Oliver Twisting
213
The Final Fight
225
Burial
236
The Party of All Time
255
Acknowledgments
261

Timestyle
126
Burning Both Ends
144
Hammer and Tongs
158
Abbreviations
275
Bibliography
319
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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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