This sweeping narrative chronicles the adventures of the spunky runaway apprentice who became, during his 84-year life, America's best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leaders.
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;
Einstein: His Life and Universe;
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and
Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of
The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Facebook: Walter Isaacson, Twitter: @WalterIsaacson