American Sketches

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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 285 pages
  • 155 x 228 x 20mm | 395g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1439183449
  • 9781439183441
  • 993,716

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

Walter Isaacson, a professor of history at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chair of CNN, and editor of Time. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; 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. Visit him at Isaacson.Tulane.edu
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