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Benjamin Franklin

An American Life

Benjamin Franklin( )
Author: Isaacson, Walter
Read by: Gaines, Boyd
ISBN:978-0-7435-3364-5
Publication Date:Jul 2003
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Audio
Imprint:Simon & Schuster Audio
Book Format:Audio cassette
List Price:USD $26.00
Book Details
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / General
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.38 x 7.12 x 1.2 Inches
Book Weight:0.361 Pounds
Author Biography
Isaacson, Walter (Author)
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 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.

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