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Journalist and author Walter Isaacson discusses what made Albert Einstein unique; reveals the lesson that he always includes in his biographies; and explains how the Aspen Institute is helping to create a middle-class in the West Bank of the Palestinian territories.
Walter Isaacson is a successful journalist and biographer. He has been chairman and CEO of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He currently is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Isaacson is the author of "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" and "Kissinger: A Biography" as well as co-author of "Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made." His latest book is "Einstein: His Life and Universe" (Simon & Schuster, 2008). He will appear in the History & Biography pavilion.
About the 2008 National Book Festival
The 2008 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by First Lady Laura Bush was held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.