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National Book Festival

At the 2015 National Book Festival

Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of Time magazine. His best-selling books include “Einstein: His Life and Universe,” “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life,” Kissinger: A Biography” and, most recently, “Steve Jobs” (Simon & Schuster), his biography of the visionary former head of Apple Computer. Isaacson is also chairman of the board of Teach for America, which recruits recent college graduates to teach in underserved communities.

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Walter Isaacson