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The Resource Henry R. Luce, Time, and the American crusade in Asia, Robert E. Herzstein

Henry R. Luce, Time, and the American crusade in Asia, Robert E. Herzstein

Label
Henry R. Luce, Time, and the American crusade in Asia
Title
Henry R. Luce, Time, and the American crusade in Asia
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. Herzstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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, eager to mold the American mind and advance his ideological program of 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. Luce tried to "sell" this mission to a sometimes reluctant public. A passionate anti-Communist interventionist, he also convinced Americans that the United States had perversely "lost" China to the Communists
  • A fervent advocate of the Vietnam intervention, Luce, the author of the "American Century," edited incoming correspondents' cables so that the magazines might conform to his ideas. For the first time, we see how Luce accomplished this. Using hitherto inaccessible or neglected sources, Robert E. Herzstein produces a gripping portrait of a great but tragic figure in American history."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herzstein, Robert Edwin
Dewey number
070.5/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.L76
LC item number
H44 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public opinion
  • Luce, Henry Robinson
  • China
  • Asia
Label
Henry R. Luce, Time, and the American crusade in Asia, Robert E. Herzstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the American century to the Cold War -- Henry Luce and China : prelude to an American crusade -- Learning to market Chiang's China -- Bitter victory -- China on the brink : what role for America? -- Luce and the "loss" of China -- Cold war strategy : allies and enemies in the battle for China -- Losing China : the hunt for culprits intensifies -- Anti-communist allies in Asia : MacArthur and Rhee -- McCarthy and Korea : crises and opportunities -- The campaign for a wider war in Asia -- Electing Eisenhower while fighting McCarthy -- Time Inc., Eisenhower, and Asian policy, 1952-1959 -- Unwelcome moderation : Eisenhower's caution in East Asia -- Keeping the pressure on Mao and Ho -- Time, Luce, and the looming disaster in Vietnam, 1960-1967 -- Time Inc. and nation-making in Vietnam : from Kennedy to Johnson -- Troubled crusade in Vietnam -- The final years of Henry Luce's mission to Asia
Control code
56559249
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 346 pages
Isbn
9780521835770
Lccn
2004021615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
Label
Henry R. Luce, Time, and the American crusade in Asia, Robert E. Herzstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From the American century to the Cold War -- Henry Luce and China : prelude to an American crusade -- Learning to market Chiang's China -- Bitter victory -- China on the brink : what role for America? -- Luce and the "loss" of China -- Cold war strategy : allies and enemies in the battle for China -- Losing China : the hunt for culprits intensifies -- Anti-communist allies in Asia : MacArthur and Rhee -- McCarthy and Korea : crises and opportunities -- The campaign for a wider war in Asia -- Electing Eisenhower while fighting McCarthy -- Time Inc., Eisenhower, and Asian policy, 1952-1959 -- Unwelcome moderation : Eisenhower's caution in East Asia -- Keeping the pressure on Mao and Ho -- Time, Luce, and the looming disaster in Vietnam, 1960-1967 -- Time Inc. and nation-making in Vietnam : from Kennedy to Johnson -- Troubled crusade in Vietnam -- The final years of Henry Luce's mission to Asia
Control code
56559249
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 346 pages
Isbn
9780521835770
Lccn
2004021615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map

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