Benjamin Franklin An American Life by Isaacson Walter

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Walter Isaacson was born on May 20, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. After graduating from New Orleans Isidore Newman School and as a participant in the Telluride Society Deep Springs College Summer Program (TASP), Isaacson was educated at Harvard College and received his Bachelor of Arts in 1974 in history and literature. While he was studying at Harvard, he was president of the Stamp Society, a member of the Harvard Satire Society and a resident of Lowell House. After that, he attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship for Pembroke Rhodes College and began reading philosophy, politics, and economics. Walter Isaacson began his career in journalism at The Sunday Times in London and then worked for The Times-Picayune/States-Item, published in New Orleans. He joined Time magazine in 1978 and worked as a political correspondent editor for national affairs and new media. Before becoming the fourteenth editor-in-chief of the magazine in 1996. He chaired the board of directors and executive management of CNN in 2001, then became president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003. He has authored several books and autobiographies, including American Sketches (2009), Einstein: His Life and the Universe (2007), and Benjamin Franklin: The American Life (2003). , and Kissinger: A Biography (1992), and co-author with Evan Thomas, in Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986). Walter Isaacson's greatness lies in his editing of the features of the leading figures in leadership. On October 24, 2011, Isaacson was authorized to publish a biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and published by Simon & Schuster Publishing. This book became a bestseller in the world, breaking all records for sales of autobiographical books. The book was based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs over the course of two years until just before his death. Isaacson also recalled the conversations that Jobs was having with his friends, family members, and competitors in his field of work, all of whom agreed that his vision revolutionized the fields of computers, music, telephones, animated films, and publishing. He is also chairman of the board of directors for the nonprofit Education for America, a board member of United Airlines, Tulane University, and a supervisor at Harvard University, the Bloomberg Family Foundation, and the Society of American Historians. In 2012, he was chosen by Times magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Benjamin Franklin An American Life by Isaacson Walter book pdf by Walter Isaacson

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life is a non-fiction book authored by American historian and journalist Walter Isaacson. Published in 2003 by Simon & Schuster, the biographical work details the life and times of prominent U.S. statesman Benjamin Franklin. The book has received praise from multiple publications including Foreign Affairs and The Guardian.

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