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When:   September 13, 2006 4:00pm
Where:   Astor Place Barnes & Noble
Price:   Free

A 28-year-old Yale alum has brought in a sensational scoop about who really was the genius behind Time magazine. Isaiah Wilner discovered the story when he was editing the Yale Daily News, following in the footsteps of the founders of Time. His debut book is called The Man Time Forgot. Isaiah will be speaking about the story and signing books at the Astor Place Barnes & Noble on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. You can find an excerpt of his book in Vanity Fair’s October issue, which just hit the stands with Suri Cruise on the cover. And you can pre-order your copies by clicking on the link below. -- TALK AND SIGNING Barnes & Noble-Astor Place 4 Astor Place, New York City, 7 p.m. -- HARPERCOLLINS: -- ABOUT THE BOOK: Here is the tale of The Man Time Forgot: the story of Briton Hadden, the genius behind Time magazine, and his betrayal by Henry R. Luce. The true story of their tortured friendship has never before been told. Friends, collaborators, and childhood rivals, Hadden and Luce are not yet twenty-five when they start the first newsmagazine at the outset of the Roaring Twenties. Millionaires at thirty, together they lay the foundation for a media empire. But their partnership is explosive and their rivalry ferocious, inspired by envy as well as love. When Hadden dies at the age of thirty-one, Luce begins to bury the legacy of the giant he was never able to best. In this groundbreaking biography, Isaiah Wilner offers the first full account of the birth of Time. He paints a fascinating portrait of a man whose mind dreams of everything from the weekly newsmagazine to Life, Sports Illustrated, and the radio quiz show. And he presents a major reappraisal of the most significant media figure of the twentieth century. The story travels from Skull and Bones to high-society Europe and South America, following the friendship of two brilliant and opposite souls who inspire one another to the pinnacle of earthly success. It’s a “scintillating” tale, says Publishers Weekly. According to a starred review in Kirkus, it’s also related with “great skill and compassion.”

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