Isaiah Wilner explores the controversial, never-before-told story of how Briton Hadden forever changed American media - creating Time Magazine with Henry R. Luce - and how Luce betrayed him in The Man That Time Forgot.
Friends, collaborators, and childhood rivals, Hadden and Luce are not yet twenty-five when they start the nation's first newsmagazine at the outset of the Roaring Twenties. Millionaires at thirty, together they lay the foundation for a media empire. But their partnership is explosive and their rivalry ferocious, inspired by envy as well as love. When Hadden dies at the age of thirty-one, Luce begins to bury the legacy of the giant he was never able to best. Wilner paints a fascinating portrait of a man whose mind dreams of everything, from the weekly newsmagazine to Life, Sports Illustrated, and the radio quiz show, traveling from the tomb of Yale's storied secret society, Skull and Bones, to high-society Europe and South America, following the friendship of two brilliant and opposite souls who inspire one another to the pinnacle of earthly success. Hadden's Time - the magazine his idea - sets the course for modern journalism into the twenty-first century. The 28-year-old author of "The Man That Time Forgot" discovered the story while editing the Yale Daily News, where he worked under a dusty portrait of Briton Hadden, and wondered why so few people had heard of him. The result is this stylish, passionate and provocative debut- Cody's Books
Isaiah Wilner grew up in Seattle and was educated at Yale University. He lives in New York. This is his first book.
Isaiah Wilner grew up in Seattle and was educated at Yale University. He lives in New York. "The Man That Time Forgot" is his first book.