Search Results: "Walter Isaacson"


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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 4, 2003

"A little less sophisticated than H.W. Brands's The First American, but a solid contribution to Frankliniana all the same."
Nicely done life of "the most accomplished American of his age." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Good bedside reading for history buffs."
Renowned historians describe the leadership secrets of presidents, generals, preachers, a baseball manager and others. Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Jobs was an American original, and Isaacson's impeccably researched, vibrant biography—fully endorsed by his subject—does his legacy proud."
An unforgettable tale of a one-of-a-kind visionary. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 24, 2009

"A fresh, lucid and lively volume of profiles and analysis."
Journalist and biographer Isaacson (Einstein: His Life and Universe, 2007, etc.) on various great Americans. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Isaacson weaves prodigious research and deftly crafted anecdotes into a vigorous, gripping narrative about the visionaries whose imaginations and zeal continue to transform our lives."
A panoramic history of technological revolution. Read full book review >

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KISSINGER by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"An evenhanded, warts-and-all portrait of a larger-than-life individual who has left his mark behind."
A critical but resolutely objective and utterly fascinating biography of the guileful, egocentric geopolitical scientist who became America's most celebrated secretary of state. Read full book review >

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EINSTEIN by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2007

"An exemplary biography, at once sympathetic and unsparing. Readers will admire Einstein's greatness as a thinker, but they will now know that he, like all other idols, had feet of clay. See Jürgen Neffe's Einstein (2007) for more on the subject."
A comprehensive and marvelously readable life of the eminent scientist—and more, the eminent counter-culturalist, rebel, humanist and philanderer. Read full book review >

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SILENT COUNSEL by Ken Isaacson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 5, 2007

"Despite plot holes, some clunky dialog and way too much lawyer-speak, the book boasts a complex story and heart-pounding climax that will have readers looking forward to Isaacson's next."
If readers can buy into the unlikely premise of Isaacson's debut novel, an intricately laid-out crime thriller, they'll enjoy its twists and turns. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2003

"An expectant moment in the history of southern Africa—a whole culture's survival hangs in the balance—portrayed by an author who digs enthusiastically for signs of a genuine persistence of the Bushmen."
Encounters with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, retold by journalist and travel writer Isaacson. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC MUSEUM by Rick Isaacson
Released: May 30, 2013

"An engaging story for young readers eager to look at the world with an artist's eye."
A reluctant schoolboy is sent to study the works of Edgar Degas at the fictional Museum of Fine Art in Isaacson's debut, which features full-color reproductions. Read full book review >

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THE HORSE BOY by Rupert Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 2, 2009

"Breathtaking atmosphere, solid prose and stunning cultural observations can't obscure troubling parental desperation and skewed priorities."
A father goes to great and treacherous lengths to "cure" his autistic son. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Notes on the art; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
Once again, the author of Round Buildings, Square Buildings, and Buildings That Wiggle Like a Fish (1988) informs eye and mind with his lucid, intelligent approach to the visual arts. Read full book review >