Henry Luce (1898-1967) was the cofounder in 1923 and long-time publisher of Time magazine, as well as Life and Fortune magazines. They were the most infleuntial magazines in the country until the 1970s.
A conservative Republican, he was one of the most influential shapers of public opinion from the 1920s to his death. In 1941 he proclaimed the "American Century," --the American mission to spread democracy, freedom and capitalism and prosperity.
- Brinkley, Alan. The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century (2010)
- Baughman, James L. Henry R. Luce and the Rise of the American News Media (2001) excerpt and text search
- Elson, Robert T. Time Inc: The Intimate History of a Publishing Enterprise, 1923-1941 (1968); vol. 2: The World of Time Inc.: The Intimate History, 1941-1960 (1973)
- Herzstein, Robert E. Henry R. Luce, Time, and the American Crusade in Asia (2006) excerpt and text search
- Morris, Sylvia Jukes. Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Boothe Luce (1997)
- Swanberg, W. A. Luce and His Empire (1972), outdated popular history