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Isaacson, Walter

Overview
Works: 55 works in 268 publications in 16 languages and 15,761 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Composer, Creator
Classifications: QA76.2.J63, B
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Publications about Walter Isaacson
Publications by Walter Isaacson
Most widely held works by Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson( Book )
81 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 5,947 libraries worldwide
This is the exclusive biography of Steve Jobs. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues the author has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted. Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values
Benjamin Franklin : an American life by Walter Isaacson( Book )
29 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,466 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the founding father's life and his multiple careers as a shopkeeper, writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, business strategist, and political leader, while showing how his faith in the wisdom of the common citizen helped forge an American national identity based on the virtues of its middle class
Einstein [his life and universe] by Walter Isaacson( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,732 libraries worldwide
The first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available. Biographer Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk--a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate--became the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe
Benjamin Franklin an American life by Walter Isaacson( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,477 libraries worldwide
In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin's amazing life, from his days as a runaway printer to his triumphs as a statesman, scientist, and Founding Father
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,363 libraries worldwide
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues, the author has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted. Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values. -- From publisher
Einstein : the life of a genius by Walter Isaacson( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
"Albert Einstein is synonymous with genius. From his remarkable theory of relativity and the famous equation E=mc², to his concept of a unified field theory, no one else has contributed as much to science in the last century. As well as showing how the brilliant physicist developed his theories, 'Einstein' reveals the man behind the science, from his early years and experiments in Germany and his work at the Swiss Patent Office, to his marriages and children, as well as his role in the development of the atomic bomb and his work for civil rights groups in the United States. Drawing on new research and personal documents belonging to Einstein only recently made available, this book also includes items of rare facsimile memorabilia, to show you more than this scientist's groundbreaking theories."--p. [4] of cover
Steve Jobs : de biografie by Walter Isaacson( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Biografie van de oprichter van Apple (1955-2011), befaamd om de technische en zakelijke innovaties die hij doorvoerde
Steve Jobs die autorisierte Biografie des Apple-Gründers by Walter Isaacson( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Biografie des Apple-Gründers (1955-2011) auf der Basis langjähriger Recherchen und zahlreicher Interviews
The evolution of physics: the growth of ideas from early concepts to relativity and quanta by Albert Einstein( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Clear and concise explanations of the development of theories explaining physical phenomena
Ai yin si tan : ta de ren sheng,ta de yu zhou by IsaacsonWalter Aisakesen( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Einstein : de biografie by Walter Isaacson( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Jia bo si chuan by Aisakesen( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Einstein : la sua vita, il suo universo by Walter Isaacson( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Italian and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Einstein la vie d'un génie by Walter Isaacson( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Steve Jobs ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
"His products -- the Mac, iPhone, iPad and others -- forever changed the way we think about technology. But how should we think about the man behind them, Apple's hard-driving co-founder Steve Jobs? In the years before his death, Jobs granted biographer Walter Isaacson more than 40 interviews, many recorded on tape. The result, as Steve Kroft reveals in this two-part story, is a rich portrait of an extraordinary innovator, whose outsized talents were matched by very human limitations."--Container
Einstein : Genie und Popstar by Walter Isaacson( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and Swedish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Einstein : jego życie, jego wszechświat by Walter Isaacson( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Polish and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This is a biography of Albert Einstein, presenting information on his revolutionary scientific achievements, his political initiatives, his personal life, and his personality
Kissinger : a biography by Walter Isaacson( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
As his parents finished packing the few personal belongings they were permitted to take out of Germany, the bespectacled 15-year-old stood in the corner of the apartment memorizing the details of the scene. He was a bookish and reflective child, with that odd mixture of ego and insecurity that can come from growing up smart yet persecuted. "I'll be back someday," he said to the customs inspector who was surveying the boxes. Years later, he would recall how the official looked at him "with the disdain of age" and said nothing. Henry Kissinger was right: he did come back to his Bavarian birthplace, first as a soldier with the U.S. Army counterintelligence corps, then as a renowned scholar of international relations, and eventually as the dominant statesman of his era. By the time he was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to the Gallup Poll, the most admired person in America. In addition, as he conducted foreign policy with the air of a guest of honor at a cocktail party, he became one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world's imagination. Yet Kissinger was reviled by large segments of the American public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists, who in varying ways considered him a Strangelovean power manipulator dangerously devoid of moral principles. Kissinger's power-oriented approach to global politics resulted in a messy conclusion to the Vietnam War that included the secret bombing and invasion of Cambodia and the Christmas bombing of Hanoi. Yet he was also able to design a triangular balance based on detente with Russia and an opening to China that preserved America's influence in the world. He had an instinctive feel for power, but it was not matched by a feel for the openness of America's democratic system or for the moral values that are a basic source of its world influence. This book, the first full biography of Kissinger, explores the relationship between his complex personality - brilliant, conspiratorial, furtive, prone to power struggles, charming yet at times deceitful - and the foreign policy he pursued. It draws on extensive interviews with Kissinger as well as 150 other sources, including Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, H.R. Haldeman, former South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, Russian diplomats, cabinet colleagues, disillusioned aides, childhood friends, and business clients. In addition, it makes use of many of Kissinger's private papers, personal letters, recorded telephone conversations, his desk diaries and those of various officials, memos of classified meetings, and transcripts of FBI wiretaps. The result is an intimate narrative, filled with surprising revelations, that takes this century's most colorful statesman from his childhood as a persecuted Jew in Nazi Germany, through his tortured relationship with Richard Nixon, to his twilight years as a globe-trotting business consultant
Einstein by Walter Isaacson( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
6 Compact Discs; 7 hours; Read by Edward Hermann
Aiyinsitan : ta de ren sheng, ta de yu zhou by Walter Isaacson( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 6 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Aizaksons, Valters
G PAPE
Isaacson, Walter
Izaksons, Valters
אייזקסון, וולטר
والتر إيزاكسون
アイザックソン, ウォルター
Languages
English (128)
Spanish (26)
French (11)
Polish (10)
German (7)
Italian (6)
Dutch (6)
Chinese (5)
Vietnamese (2)
Swedish (2)
Catalan (2)
Turkish (2)
Czech (2)
Hungarian (1)
Persian (1)
Indonesian (1)
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