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

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.

Details

Author(s)
Walter Isaacson
Format
Paperback | 285 pages
Dimensions
149.86 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 1,179.33g
Publication date
02 Nov 2010
Publisher
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1439183449
ISBN13
9781439183441
Bestsellers rank
707,744