Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
By H. Harris Healy, III, President, Logos Bookstore
1575 York Avenue (Between 83rd and 84th Sts.)
NY, NY 10028
Fax (212) 517-7197
The Man Time Forgot
by Isaiah Wilner
(Harper Collins, $26.95)
Who is Briton Hadden? The Man Time Forgot. A book of the same
title by Isaiah Wilner presents the reader the creation of Time Magazine and
the life story of its true founder, Briton Hadden.
In his brief life of 31
years, Hadden, not only founded Time Magazine but also thought up Life and Sports Illustrated magazines, edited a small magazine on advertising called Tide, implemented early forms of magazine, market research,
created a writing style known as Timestyle, providing an urbane style and wit
to the early Time magazine, coining the phrase newsmagazine and running a radio
show called Pop The Question while carrying on a madcap social life of endless parties.
Henry ‘Harry’ Luce figures
prominently in this book as friend and Hadden’s competitive rival since their
days at Hotchkiss and Yale and also the person Hadden feels he must have to
help him start Time magazine. Their relationship becomes strained over the years as they drift
apart. Yet in terms of their business, they had an unusual arrangement where
Hadden and Luce switched jobs from time to time. Most of the time, though,
Hadden was editor-in-chief and Luce the publisher.
After Hadden’s death, Luce
goes forward with Time Magazine, creates Fortune and takes credit for the idea of creating Sports Illustrated and Life. Luce also removes
Hadden’s name from the masthead, rarely ever mentions Hadden and perpetrates
the image of himself, Luce, as the founder of Time Magazine and Time Inc. Only after Luce’s death in
1967 is Hadden’s name put back on the masthead, but as cofounder not founder.
Isaiah Wilner, close in age to the age of Hadden and Luce when
they founded Time Magazine, has presented an exciting account of the early days of Time Magazine and
the personalities involved through a masterful job of summarizing what he
learned from interviewing members of Luce’s and Hadden’s families and their
friends and business associates. A list of the author’s interviews appears on
page 273. There are also several pages of explanations about source notes, the
source notes themselves, abbreviations used, an extensive bibliography and
photographs of Hadden, Luce, their associates and love interests.
Come to Logos Bookstore and buy The
Man Time Forgot and find out why that man should not be forgotten.
While you are at the store, look for the store’s Thanksgiving, Hanukkah,
Christmas and Holiday card, book and gift offerings. Logos has attractive,
boxed Christmas and Holiday card selections. A diverse selection of Holiday and
regular music is available as well as gifts and 2007 calendars. Happy Holidays!
Upcoming Events At Logos
Monday, November 13, 2006 at 7 P.M., The Sacred Texts Group led
by Richard Curtis will discuss the early adult life of Jesus and the Sermon on
the Mount in context of: Matt 3-4, Luke 3-6:16, Mark 1-3, John 1-2:11.
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will
discuss February House by Sherill Tippins.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will
discuss The Heart Is A
Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.
Transit: 4, 5, 6 Subways to Lexington Avenue & 86th, M86 Bus
(86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.) M31 Bus (York Ave.), M15 (1st & 2nd Aves.)