American Sketches Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

ISBN-10: 1439183449

ISBN-13: 9781439183441

Edition: 2009

Authors: Walter Isaacson

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By bestselling biographer and journalist, a selective collection that illustrates his passage from school to journalist to illustrious biographer.
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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Walter Isaacson was born on May 20, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a B. A. in history and literature from Harvard College. He then attended the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Pembroke College and read philosophy, politics, and economics. He began his career in journalism at The Sunday Times of London and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item. He joined TIME in 1978 and served as a political correspondent, national editor and editor of new media before becoming the magazine's editor in 1996. He became Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, and then president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003. He has written numerous books including American Sketches, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Kissinger: A Biography, Steve Jobs, and The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. He is the co-author, with Evan Thomas, of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.

Introduction: My So-called Writing Life
Franklin and Other Founders
Franklin and the Art of Leadership
God of Our Fathers
The Opinions of Mankind
Best Supporting Actor
A Delicate Balance
McGeorge Bundy, the Brightest
Kissinger and the Roots of Realism
He's Back!
Kissinger Reappraised
Wise Man?
Madeleine's War
Colin Powell, the Good Soldier
George Tenet and the Instinct to Please
Reagan and Gorbachev
We Meet Again
The Gorbachev Challenge
Yes, He's for Real
Figuring Out Ronnie
The Clintons
Fighting Words
I'm Okay, You're Okay
Albert Einstein
Einstein's God
Creative Thinker
A New Way to View Science
Einstein and the Bomb
Einstein's Final Quest
The Age of Technology
In Search of the Real Bill Gates
The Passion of Andrew Grove
Our Century ... and the Next One
The Biotech Age
Person of the Century
Luce's Values, Then and Now
Henry Grunwald
Maynard Parker
George Plimpton
A Bold, Old Idea for Saving Journalism
Interlude: Woody Allen's Heart Wants What It Wants
New Orleans, Mon Amour
Green Trees
How to Bring the Magic Back
Epilogue: The Future Restored
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