American Sketches
11%
off

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

3.76 (1,329 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Read by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days


When will my order arrive?

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 8-11 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

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.
show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio | 6 pages
  • 140 x 142 x 27mm | 181g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 1442304073
  • 9781442304079

Review quote

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

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
show more

Rating details

1,329 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 33% (444)
4 29% (383)
3 23% (310)
2 9% (120)
1 5% (72)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X