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Roberta Shaffer from the Library of Congress speaks with author Walter Isaacson, who will appear at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 22 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
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.
About the 2012 National Book Festival
The 2012 National Book Festival was held on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Our podcast series features one-on-one chats with some of this year’s featured authors.