LOC National Book Festival (2015) - jef1000

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Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in the District of Columbia. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and editor of Time magazine. His biography of the visionary former head of Apple Inc., “Steve Jobs,” is a record-breaking international best-seller. His other best-selling books include “Einstein: His Life and Universe,” “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life” and “Kissinger: A Biography.” His newest work, “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution” (Simon & Schuster), is a biographical inquiry into some of the greatest innovators of the digital age. In 2012, Isaacson was listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2014 the National Endowment for the Humanities selected him to deliver the Jefferson Lecture, honoring him for his achievements in the humanities. Isaacson is also chair emeritus of Teach for America, which recruits recent college graduates to teach in underserved communities.