BOOKS: WHEN HARRY LUCE MET TEDDY WHITE

TIME EDITOR HENRY LUCE AND PRIZED REPORTER THEODORE WHITE WERE,A NEW BOOK REVEALS, PERHAPS JOURNALISM'S ODDEST COUPLE

It was a few months before Pearl Harbor, and Henry R. Luce, the 43-year-old founder and editor of TIME, wanted to pay a visit to his hometown of Tengchow, China. He also wanted to check out personally the country's leader, Chiang Kai-shek, a man he had largely created, at least as far as most Americans were concerned. Traveling with his wife, the formidable Clare Boothe Luce, "Harry," as he was called, decided to bring home a souvenir, a talented bundle of energy named Theodore H. White. They are the Harry & Teddy (Random House; 340 pages; $24) of this smart little...

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