Join Susan Ronald as she discusses Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire, the first biography of the media tycoon in over thirty years.
Condé Nast’s life and career was as high profile and glamourous as his magazines, Vogue and Vanity Fair. Moving to New York in the early twentieth century with just the shirt on his back, he soon became the highest paid executive in the United States, acquiring Vogue in 1909 and Vanity Fair in 1913. Alongside his editors, Edna Woolman Chase at Vogue and Frank Crowninshield at Vanity Fair, he built the first-ever international magazine empire, introducing European modern art, style and fashions to an American audience.
Written with the cooperation of his family on both sides of the Atlantic and a dedicated team at Condé Nast Publications, critically acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald reveals the life of an extraordinary American success story.