The Press: Posthumous Portrait

In the basement bar of the Hotel Scribe, Parisian headquarters for the Allied press corps during World War II, TIME & LIFE Correspondent Noel F. Busch met another TIME correspondent. A newcomer, hired overseas, he had never even seen his home office and he was curious about it. How, he asked Busch over a drink, had TIME ever begun, anyway?

"Well," began Correspondent Busch, "it seems that Harry Luce and Briton Hadden . . ."

"Wait," said his companion, "I've heard about Luce, but who was Briton Hadden?"

This week, in Briton Hadden: A Biography...

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