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American Sketches

Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, And Heroes Of A Hurricane

By Walter Isaacson

By the author of the bestselling biographies of Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, a reflection on: What are the roots of creativity? What makes for great leadership?

In this collection of essays, Walter Isaacson reflects on the lessons to be learned from Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and various other larger-than-life characters he has chronicled as a biographer and a journalist.

Isaacson reflects on how he became a writer, the lessons he learned from various people he met, and the challenges he sees for journalism in the digital age. He offers living tributes to his hometown of New Orleans, which both before and after Hurricane Katrina offered many of the ingredients for a creative culture, and to the Louisiana novelist Walker Percy, who was an early mentor.

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2009

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9781439180648


Format: Book
Author: Isaacson, Walter
Summary: In this collection of essays, Walter Isaacson reflects on the lessons to be learned from Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, and various other interesting characters he has chronicled as a biographer and journalist. Isaacson also describes the joys of the "so-called writing life" and the challenges he sees for journalism in the digital age.
Title: American sketches : great leaders, creative thinkers, and heroes of a hurricane / Walter Isaacson.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Subject: Isaacson, Walter. Biographers -- United States -- Biography United States -- Biography -- Anecdotes United States -- History -- Anecdotes
Isbn: 9781439180648 1439180644 9781439183441 1439183449
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Call Number: E176 .I8 2009
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Bib Id: 328121

Format: Book
Author: Isaacson, Walter
Summary: In this collection of essays, Walter Isaacson reflects on the lessons to be learned from Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, and various other interesting characters he has chronicled as a biographer and journalist. Isaacson also describes the joys of the "so-called writing life" and the challenges he sees for journalism in the digital age.
Title: American sketches : great leaders, creative thinkers, and heroes of a hurricane / Walter Isaacson.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
Description: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Isaacson, Walter.
Subjects: Biographers -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: United States -- Biography -- Anecdotes
Subjects: United States -- History -- Anecdotes
LCCN: 2009041675
ISBN: 9781439180648
ISBN: 1439180644
ISBN: 9781439183441
ISBN: 1439183449
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: E176 .I8 2009