American Sketches

Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

By Walter Isaacson
(Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781439183441, 304pp.)

Publication Date: November 2, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Compact Disc

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Description

In this collection of essays, the brilliant, acclaimed biographer Walter Isaacson reflects on lessons to be learned from Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, and other interesting characters he has chronicled both as biographer and journalist. He writes also about how he became a writer, the challenges for journalism in the digital age, and offers loving tributes to his hometown of New Orleans.




About the Author

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, DC.




Praise For American Sketches

“A compelling, highly readable collection of fresh perspectives on some of the most significant names in American history.” –Kirkus

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