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