Inside The Founding Of Newsweek: How a Hot-Tempered, One-Legged R.A.F. Pilot Launched an American Media Giant

Inside The Founding Of Newsweek: How a Hot-Tempered, One-Legged R.A.F. Pilot Launched an American Media Giant

by Thomas J.C. Martyn

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ISBN-13: 9780985238025
Publisher: Authentic Alternatives, Inc.
Publication date: 01/03/2015
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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SusanGabriel More than 1 year ago
Although I have written historical fiction, I don’t read as much historical nonfiction. However, I found this memoir to be quite compelling. It is well written, and I felt myself carried along with the story of how Thomas J. C. Martyn came to the U.S., working as Time’s foreign editor, and then finally launching his long-held dream of a national newsmagazine to compete with Time. He felt there was room for more than one such publication, and he was right.  I was struck by the immense effort involved not only in getting such an operation running, but also raising the capital and dealing with the board. I felt transported to that era, when so much was going on in the U.S. Newsweek has been a profound documenter and commentator on our history since it was launched in 1933, and this book wonderfully tells the tale of how it got started – through one man with a vision, who worked and sacrificed to bring it to reality. ---- Susan Gabriel, author of The Secret Sense of Wildflower, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012