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STEPHEN LONGSTREET: Letter from Henry R. Luce: 1943.

"I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world."

Henry Robinson Luce, (1898-1967), American publisher. Luce was editor-in-chief of Time magazine from 1929 to 1964. He founded Fortune magazine (1930), Life magazine (1936) and Sports Illustrated (1954).

Stephen Longstreet got Henry Luce's attention by writing a stinging letter marked personal detailing the problems with Time magazine and the fixes required. Mr. Luce agreed with much of what was written and promptly hired Mr. Longstreet who worked under the pen name "Thomas Burton".


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