Books: Luce et Veritas

LUCE AND HIS EMPIRE by W.A.SWANBERG 529 pages. Scribners. $12.50.

In the end this book gets around to quite notable exaggeration, distortion and omission of fact. But it begins, as it probably ought to, in China.

The time is 1945. The war is over.

Henry Luce, aged 47, is busy consulting with generals, visiting with correspondents, dining with his old friend Chiang Kaishek. He is full of hopes for the country where he was born, though history was soon to deal those hopes and Luce's judgment of the situation an overwhelming blow.

W.A. Swanberg (Citizen...

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