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...