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Review: American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

I am typically not a fan of collections of journalistic pieces. While interesting on the one hand as a window into the commentary on current events juxtaposed by the hindsight of history, these pieces ... Read full review

Review: American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

User Review  - Brad Mclaws - Goodreads

This is a collection of short essays on a wide swath of americans from Benjamin Franklin to Woody Allen. Well written. Issacson is aa great biographer. Read full review

Review: American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

User Review  - Kelley - Goodreads

I love Walter Isaacson, but I did not love this book. It is a collection of his previous essays, and many of the stories repeat themselves. There are a couple great essays on Bill Clinton and Bill ... Read full review

Review: American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

User Review  - Devin Partlow - Goodreads

A book on American culture, so for those who think we don't have it, read this! This book probably could have been a little shorter if the predictions of the future of America and the summary of so many other books weren't included which didn't really add to the message anyway... IMO Read full review

Review: American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

This book repeats itself a bit. It's a collection of articles, and it doesn't seem like any effort was made to make it readable from cover to cover, other than that it is full of great stuff, and worth reading. Read full review

Review: American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

Can't say I disliked this book, can't say I liked it. It was a collection of his articles from his time at Time. They just didn't go into the type of detail I prefer. I'll still read his other couple of books but I'll be more careful about what I pick. Read full review

Review: American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane

User Review  - Scott Burton - Goodreads

It was OK The book is essentially a collection of editorials that Mr. Isaacson has written over his career. I found a few to be very insightful. Several were somewhat informative. And a few were... blah...blah...blah. All in all a mixed bag, very uneven. Read full review


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