Cover of: American sketches | Walter Isaacson

American sketches

great leaders, creative thinkers, and heroes of a hurricane

1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.

Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

My so-called writing life
Franklin and other Founders: Franklin and the art of leadership ; God of our fathers ; The opinions of mankind ; Best supporting actor ; A delicate balance
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
Reagan and Gorbachev: We meet again ; The Gorbachev challenge ; Yes, he's for real ; Figuring out Ronnie
The Clintons: Fighting words ; I'm okay, you're okay
Albert Einstein: Einstein's God ; Creative thinker ; A new way to view science ; Einstein and the bomb ; Einstein's final quest
The age of the 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
Journalism: Luce's values, then and now ; Henry Grunwald ; Maynard Parker ; George Plimpton ; A bold, old idea for saving journalism
Interlude: Woody Allen's heart wants what it wants
New Orleans, mon amour: Green trees ; How to bring the magic back
The future restored.

Edition Notes

Genre
Biography, Anecdotes

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973.09/9
Library of Congress
E176 .I8 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 285 p. ;
Number of pages
285

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23918725M
Internet Archive
isbn_9781439180648
ISBN 10
1439180644, 1439183449
ISBN 13
9781439180648, 9781439183441
LC Control Number
2009041675
OCLC/WorldCat
429024755
Goodreads
7076139
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