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

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

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By (author) Walter Isaacson

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 285 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 228mm x 20mm | 395g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2010
  • ISBN 10: 1439183449
  • ISBN 13: 9781439183441
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 330,754

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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.

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