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The Resource American sketches : great leaders, creative thinkers, and heroes of a hurricane, Walter Isaacson

American sketches : great leaders, creative thinkers, and heroes of a hurricane, Walter Isaacson

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American sketches : great leaders, creative thinkers, and heroes of a hurricane
Title
American sketches
Title remainder
great leaders, creative thinkers, and heroes of a hurricane
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson
Title variation
Great leaders, creative thinkers, and heroes of a hurricane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Isaacson, Walter
Dewey number
973.09/9
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • E176
  • E176
LC item number
  • .I8 2009
  • .I8 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Isaacson, Walter
  • Biographers
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American sketches : great leaders, creative thinkers, and heroes of a hurricane, Walter Isaacson
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Introduction: My so-called writing life -- 1. FRANKLIN AND OTHER FOUNDERS. Franklin and the art of leadership -- God of our fathers -- The opinions of mankind -- Best supporting actor -- A delicate balance -- 2. STATECRAFTERS. McGeorge Bundy, the brightest -- Kissinger and the roots of realism -- He's back! -- Kissinger reappraised -- James Baker, wise man? -- Madeleine's war -- Colin Powell, the good soldier -- George Tenet and the instinct to please -- 3. REAGAN AND GORBACHEV. We meet again -- The Gorbachev challenge -- Yes, he's for real -- Figuring out Ronnie -- 4. THE CLINTONS. Fighting words -- I'm okay, you're okay -- 5. ALBERT EINSTEIN. Einstein's God -- Creative thinker -- A new way to view science -- Einstein and the bomb -- Einstein's final quest -- 6. THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY. In search of the real Bill Gates -- The passion of Andrew Grove -- Our century and the next one -- The Biotech Age -- Person of the century -- 7. JOURNALISM. Luce's values, then and now -- Henry Grunwald -- Maynard Parker -- George Plimpton -- A bold, old idea for saving Journalism -- 8. INTERLUDE: Woody Allen's heart wants what it wants -- 9. NEW ORLEANS, MON AMOUR. Green trees -- How to bring the magic back -- EPILOGUE: The future restored
Control code
ocn429024755
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
285 p.
Isbn
9781439183441
Lccn
2009041675
System control number
(OCoLC)429024755
Label
American sketches : great leaders, creative thinkers, and heroes of a hurricane, Walter Isaacson
Publication
Contents
Introduction: My so-called writing life -- 1. FRANKLIN AND OTHER FOUNDERS. Franklin and the art of leadership -- God of our fathers -- The opinions of mankind -- Best supporting actor -- A delicate balance -- 2. STATECRAFTERS. McGeorge Bundy, the brightest -- Kissinger and the roots of realism -- He's back! -- Kissinger reappraised -- James Baker, wise man? -- Madeleine's war -- Colin Powell, the good soldier -- George Tenet and the instinct to please -- 3. REAGAN AND GORBACHEV. We meet again -- The Gorbachev challenge -- Yes, he's for real -- Figuring out Ronnie -- 4. THE CLINTONS. Fighting words -- I'm okay, you're okay -- 5. ALBERT EINSTEIN. Einstein's God -- Creative thinker -- A new way to view science -- Einstein and the bomb -- Einstein's final quest -- 6. THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY. In search of the real Bill Gates -- The passion of Andrew Grove -- Our century and the next one -- The Biotech Age -- Person of the century -- 7. JOURNALISM. Luce's values, then and now -- Henry Grunwald -- Maynard Parker -- George Plimpton -- A bold, old idea for saving Journalism -- 8. INTERLUDE: Woody Allen's heart wants what it wants -- 9. NEW ORLEANS, MON AMOUR. Green trees -- How to bring the magic back -- EPILOGUE: The future restored
Control code
ocn429024755
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
285 p.
Isbn
9781439183441
Lccn
2009041675
System control number
(OCoLC)429024755

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