American Sketches

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American Sketches

Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

By Walter Isaacson

Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781439183441, 285pp.

Publication Date: November 2, 2010


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.

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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