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

Author: Robert Edwin Herzstein
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, 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
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Named Person: Henry Robinson Luce; Henry Robinson Luce; Henry Robinson Luce; Henry Robinson Luce
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Edwin Herzstein
ISBN: 9780521835770 0521835771
OCLC Number: 56559249
Description: xv, 346 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Robert E. Herzstein.
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