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Walter Isaacson

Författare till Steve Jobs : en biografi

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Walter Isaacson was born on May 20, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a B. A. in history and literature from Harvard College. He then attended the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Pembroke College and read philosophy, politics, and economics. He began his career in visa mer journalism at The Sunday Times of London and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item. He joined TIME in 1978 and served as a political correspondent, national editor and editor of new media before becoming the magazine's editor in 1996. He became Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, and then president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003. He has written numerous books including American Sketches, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Kissinger: A Biography, Steve Jobs, and The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. He is the co-author, with Evan Thomas, of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Walter Isaacson

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The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986) — Författare — 660 exemplar
Kissinger: A Biography (1992) 658 exemplar
Elon Musk (2023) 298 exemplar
A Benjamin Franklin Reader (2003) — Redaktör — 195 exemplar
Einstein: Life of a Genius (2009) 88 exemplar
Steve Jobs [audio] [abridged] (2011) 17 exemplar
Great Innovators - Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, Steve Jobs (2017) — Författare — 6 exemplar
Steve Jobs (Part I) (2011) 5 exemplar
Pro & Con (1983) 4 exemplar
Steve Jobs (Part II) (2011) 4 exemplar
The Folio Society Lives of the Founding Fathers (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Os Inovadores 1 exemplar
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American Government: Readings and Cases (1977) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor242 exemplar
The Best American Essays 2010 (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 225 exemplar
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Vedertaget namn
Isaacson, Walter
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Isaacson, Walter Seff
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Washington, DC, USA
Deep Springs College
Harvard University (BA|1974)
Pembroke College, Oxford University (MA|1976)
Time (1978-2001, Editor 1996-2001)
CNN (CEO, 2001-2003)
Aspen Institute (president and CEO, 2003-)
Teach for America (chair emeritus)
Tulane University
Priser och utmärkelser
Rhodes Scholar
Jefferson Lecture (2014)
Gerald Loeb Award (2012)
American Philosophical Society (2005)
American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2016)
Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts (visa alla 8)
Benjamin Franklin Medal (2013)
National Humanities Medal (2021)
Kort biografi
Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography. He is also the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.



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Insight into an interesting person. Isaacson provided an amazing amount of insight. His study of influential people and his ability to both draw them out and make sense of what they say makes a great book.
waldhaus1 | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 14, 2023 |
Excellent book about a really really interesting man. Just incredible the intensity and depth of his work. Reminds me of some people I have had the privilege of working with. Also makes me feel like I have wasted a lot of my time! A loooong book; 20 hours on audible. Only downside is that the reader is a little pedantic.
jvgravy | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 7, 2023 |
[4.25] My inner-voice taunted me as I proceeded to check out this bulky biography. “Do you really want to invest the time to read more than 600 pages about Elon Musk?” Candidly, I wasn’t sure. As many of my reviews have noted, any tome that exceeds 400 pages has to be exceptional to keep my attention. Isaacson passed the test with flying colors. Certainly, my lifelong interest in all-things-business was undoubtedly a factor. I was fascinated by Isaacson’s deep-dives into the inner workings of Tesla, Space X, Neuralink and the company that was once known as Twitter. A value added feature was learning stuff about a Musk-inspired company I had never even heard of before: The Boring Company. This meticulously researched biography is anything but boring. Musk’s quirky and multidimensional persona kept this saga moving at an impressive clip. My only minor criticism is that there were numerous passages that spurred me to wonder if the biographer may have become a bit too “chummy” with his subject. As a lifelong journalist, I’ve always believed in the importance of some level of detachment between the journalist and the source. I can understand why some readers have wondered aloud whether Isaacson’s two-year encounter with Musk may have steered him off the path of impartiality. This is certainly not to imply that the biographer gave short shrift to any of Musk’s glaring flaws. But there are several sections that feel a bit like the biographer became a friend or sympathetic therapist.… (mer)
brianinbuffalo | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 7, 2023 |
Well, after a very enjoyable, promising first book, this is terrible.
Ridiculous turns, cheap romance, cutting through major happenings with no explanation or details. It was a waste of time, I've expected much, much more :(
bert42 | 280 andra recensioner | Nov 2, 2023 |



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