Walter isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Historian walter isaacson has written numerous biographies from benjamin franklin to steve jobs. He is the former president and ceo of the aspen institute, where he is now a distinguished fellow, and he also served as chairman and ceo of cnn and a managing editor at time magazine. An accomplished biographer, isaacson has written acclaimed books on leonardo da vinci. See all books authored by walter isaacson, including steve jobs, and benjamin franklin. Walter isaacson national endowment for the humanities neh. Based on thousands of pages from leonardos astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, walter isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his. A brilliant, courageous woman with a remarkable personal story, susan rice provides a riveting. The book weaves together the rise of computing and the internet. Walter isaacsons biography portrays a man obsessed with knowledge and almost impossible to know.
He is known for his work on steve jobs 2015, genius 2017 and leonardo da vinci. The secret lives of leonardo da vinci the new yorker. Leonardo da vinci by walter isaacson, paperback barnes. How a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution following his blockbuster biography of steve jobs, the innovators is walter isaacsons revealing story of the people who created the computer and the internet. Isaacson to speak at institute as part of ben franklin. Based on thousands of pages from leonardo da vincis astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life. Walter isaacson is a professor of history at tulane and an advisory partner at perella weinberg, a financial services firm based in new york city. The script that logan writes will be based on walter isaacson biography was based on thousands of pages from da vincis notebooks. John barrys bestselling book, the great influenza, touches on issues affecting people around the globe today.
Further information is available at steve jobs walter isaacson. Walter isaacson born may 20, 1952 is an american analyst, author, journalist, historian, and professor. Walter isaacson has made a career as a thorough biographer of exceptional people, like steve jobs, albert einstein, and benjamin franklin. Walter isaacsons leonardo da vinci is the portrait of a real renaissance man.
Walter isaacson is an american writer and journalist. Walter isaacson, university professor of history at tulane, has been ceo of the aspen institute, chairman of cnn, and editor of. And if you have not previously purchased your book, we encourage you to do so. Based on more than forty interviews with steve jobs conducted over two yearsas well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues walter isaacson has written a riveting. In isaacson, leonardo gets the biographer he deservesan author capable of comprehending his often frenetic, frequently weird quest to understand. Our specialist guest this morning is bestselling author, walter isaacson. How a group of hackers, geniuses and geeks created the digital revolution october 2014, is a biographical tale of the people. Positions that hes held include serving as the president and ceo of the aspen institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in washington, d. Benjamin franklin, einstein, steve jobs, and leonardo da vinci may 28, 2019.
This event is sold out there will be a standby line at the door. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages. Walter isaacson, president and ceo of the aspen institute, will give his first public lecture in aspen this saturday. Harvard book store welcomes bestselling author of steve jobs walter isaacson for a discussion of his latest book, the innovators. He will actually give a small presentation and he and i will chat up for a few minutes with questions and then well open it up to all of you. Jobs retired at the end of august and died about six weeks later. Now this book, about leonardo da vinci again brought me to a high level of enjoyment. Walter isaacson born may 20, 1952 is an american analyst, author, journalist. All the books below are recommended as readalikes for walter isaacson but some maybe more relevant to you than others depending on which books by the author you have read and enjoyed. He comes to life in all his remarkable brilliance and oddity in walter isaacsons ambitious new. In its range and research, it is the book to end all books on mr.
Walter isaacsons leonardo da vinci is the portrait of a. Leonardo da vinci book by walter isaacson official. Walter isaacson, bestselling author, acclaimed journalist, and president and ceo of the aspen institute, an educational and policy studies organization, will deliver the 2014 jefferson lecture in the humanities on may 12 at 7. Walter isaacson was born on may 20, 1952 in new orleans, louisiana, usa. This book will not only inspire you about the true sources of americas greatness, it will also provide some lessons in empowerment, tenacity, and fearlessness. By investing less than one hour perweekinthesesummaries,subscribersgaina workingknowledgeof the top businesstitles. An american life, will use his speech to discuss his book and draw connections between franklins life work and the civilminded ethos of the aspen institute. Walter isaacson talked about his book leonardo da vinci, in which he examines the life of the italian renaissance man. Now, just weeks after his death, you can open the book that bears his name and read about his youth, his promise, and his relentless press to succeed. So look for the suggested readalikes by title linked on the right. Bill gates to read this magnificent biography of leonardo da vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time and in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. We thank you for being part of our community of books and for the. Visiting w tulane professor walter isaacson at home in the quarter on the last sunday of the decade to talk innovation and the convergence of liberal arts and science.
Walter isaacsons kissinger is an 893page chronicle of how henry kissinger obtained all these glittering prizes. He is the past ceo of the aspen institute, where he is now a distinguished fellow, and has been the chairman of. Walter isaacson has 53 books on goodreads with 2916114 ratings. Harvard book store welcomes celebrated writer and journalist walter isaacsonauthor of the acclaimed bestsellers steve jobs, einstein, and benjamin franklinfor a discussion of his latest biography, leonardo da vinci. I spoke to walter isaacson about why he decided to write his new book, what we can all learn from da vinci about improving our own skills, some new. To read this magnificent biography of leonardo da vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time and in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. How a group of hackers, geniuses and geeks created the digital revolution was not as interesting to me. Kennedy center for the performing arts in washington, dc. How a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution. Bestselling author of steve jobs, einstein, and benjamin franklin. This is the third book that i have read of walter isaacson. Walter isaacson books list of books by author walter. It is difficult to read the opening pages of walter isaacsons steve jobs without feeling melancholic.
Walter isaacson, author of the bestselling biographies benjamin franklin, einstein, and steve. He is the past ceo of the aspen institute, where he is now a distinguished fellow, and has been. Walter isaacson is a bestselling author, acclaimed historian and journalist, and a professor of history at tulane university. Subscriptions are available on a monthly or yearly basis. Tell us what you like and well recommend books youll love. Walter isaacsons enthralling the new yorker worldwide bestselling biography of apple cofounder steve jobsthe inspiration for the movie steve jobs starring michael fassbender, kate winslet, seth rogen, and jeff daniels, directed by danny boyle with a screenplay by aaron sorkin. Tough love is a mustread for leaders and their teams.
Tickets purchased the day of the event do not include a book. Cathy lou wright and walter seff isaacson were married yesterday at the metropolitan memorial united methodist church in washington by the rev. Walter isaacson, university professor of history at tulane, has been ceo of the aspen institute, chairman of cnn, and editor of time magazine. Isaacson, who is in the midst of a book tour for his new biography benjamin franklin. Book talk with walter isaacson on leonardo da vinci. He is the president and ceo of the aspen institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in.93 1144 1436 1287 691 923 497 1119 978 983 1086 102 1470 621 1052 1456 351 1599 766 1589 1690 1354 502 760 289 1032 1259 876 755 1077 953 1380 1348 1379 472 1044 1480 1553 1415 1497 1100 4 629 1141 563 134 1185 816 35 484