Walter Isaacson
is an American writer and journalist.
Non-Fiction - biographies
President and CEO of the Aspen Institute
University Professor of History at Tulane University.


* Steven's reading // * Have read
Bibliography
1 - The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made - 1986 - co-authored with Evan Thomas
2 - Kissinger: A Biography - 1992
3 - Benjamin Franklin: An American Life - 2003*
4 - Einstein: His Life and Universe - 2007
5 - American Sketches - 2009
6 - Steve Jobs - 2011 *
7 - The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution - 2014,
8 - Leonardo Da Vinci - October 17, 2017*


              Video I: part of the
              2014 Jefferson Lecture in the  Humanities
                   Walter Isaacson &
                    "Uncle" Walker Percy
                 
             Video II: part of the
              2014 Jefferson Lecture in the  Humanities
Walter Isaacson
Did you know:

He was the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute from 2003 until 2017

University Professor of History at Tulane University - Isaacson will teach his first course, the "History of the Digital Revolution: From Ada Lovelace to Mark Zuckerberg", in the spring semester of 2018. He will also teach a seminar on the writing of history.

In March 2017, Isaacson launched a podcast with Dell Technologies called Trailblazers, which focuses on technology's effects on business.

Isaacson is a graduate of Harvard College and Pembroke College of Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Isaacson is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves on the boards of United Airlines, Tulane University, the New Orleans City Planning Commission, the New Orleans Tricentennial Commission, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Society of American Historians, the Carnegie Institution for Science and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.
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Isaacson's
newest book: Leonardo Da Vinci Published:
October 17, 2017 *
Born:  May 20, 1952, in New Orleans, Louisiana
Spouse: Cathy Isaacson (m. 1984)
Children: Betsy Isaacson
Residence: New Orleans, Louisiana

  The story of Walter Isaacson -- celebrated journalist, biographer, intellectual leader, and humanist -- begins on May 20, 1952, when he was born at the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans. Much later on, he described his father, Irwin, as a “kindly Jewish distracted humanist engineer with a reverence for science.” His mother, Betsy, was a real estate broker for whom Walter would name his only child.
   The Isaacsons were local boosters. They appreciated the unique racial and cultural mix of their neighborhood, Broadmoor, and joined a committee to help preserve it. The family lived on Napoleon Avenue, and Walter, the older of two brothers, was noted early on for his ambition. Student body president at the Isidore Newman School, he was also named “most likely to succeed.”

Spouse: Cathy Isaacson (m. 1984)
Children: Betsy Isaacson
Residence: New Orleans, Louisiana

Isaacson began his career in journalism at The Sunday Times of London, followed by a position with the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He joined Time magazine in 1978, serving as the magazine's political correspondent, national editor, and editor of new media before becoming the magazine's 14th editor in 1996.

Isaacson became chairman and CEO of CNN in July 2001, replacing Tom Johnson, and only two months later guided CNN through the events of 9/11.