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Author Lewis, Edward, 1940- author.

Title The man from Essence : creating a magazine for Black women / Edward Lewis ; with Audrey Edwards ; foreword by Camille O. Cosby. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Atria Books, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 311 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), portraits.
Note Includes index.
Contents The last man standing -- Getting started (1968-1970). The "godfather" calls a sit-down ; Four Black men and a magazine, baby ; Sapphire? Seriously? ; Show us the money -- Getting ready (1940-1968). 1314 Brook Avenue ; "Why are we so poor?" ; BMOC ; Flunking out -- Getting through (1970-1980). "Black man, do you love me?" ; Playboy in the house ; The reign came calling down ; R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me ; Massacre on 30th Street ; Getting down ; Personal power, public position ; Crunching numbers and taking stock -- Getting over (1980-2005). Moving on ; Spirit rising ; A brand is born ; Serious as a heart attack ; Oh my! ; Cash is king, queen, jack-- and ace ; Of music festivals and magazine fortunes ; Time on our side ; Selling in.
Summary The co-founder of Essence magazine recounts how his early life in a violent South Bronx neighborhood and a strong family work ethic inspired him to create a magazine for black women and overcome the career challenges that followed.
Subject Lewis, Edward, 1940-
Publishers and publishing -- United States -- Biography.
African American businesspeople -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Essence -- History.
African American periodicals -- History.
Women's periodicals, American -- History.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Edwards, Audrey, 1947- editor.
Cosby, Camille O. (Camille Olivia), 1944- writer of supplementary textual content.
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Lewis, Edward, 1940- author. Man from Essence. First Atria Books hardcover edition 9781476703480 (OCoLC)878945561
ISBN 9781476703503 electronic bk.
1476703507 electronic bk.
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