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  • Walter Isaacson to speak at publishing convention

    The author of best-selling biographies about Steve Jobs and Benjamin Franklin will give the keynote speech next week at the annual publishing convention in New York City.

  • Steve Jobs biographer writing about digital age

    After writing a best-selling book about a superstar of the digital age, Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson is working on a tribute to teamwork.

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    BOOK REVIEW: 'Steve Jobs'

    Walter Isaacson has become the James Boswell of genius. For the past 25 years, Mr. Isaacson has been examining the lives of subjects whose common thread is that they have been judged to have exceptional intellectual abilities that give them unprecedented insight. That last phrase, by the way, is the Wikipedia definition of genius. So there.

  • Author Walter Isaacson, whose biography of Steve Jobs went on sale last week, had more than 40 conversations with Jobs and also conducted interviews with the Apple founder's family, close friends, co-workers and rivals. (Associated Press)

    Biographer Isaacson on Steve Jobs: 'I just listened'

    Steve Jobs told Walter Isaacson he wanted him to write his biography because he's good at getting people to talk. Jobs, it turns out, didn't need much prodding, secretive as he was about both his private life and the company he founded.

  • Writer Isaacson on Steve Jobs: 'I just listened'

    Steve Jobs told Walter Isaacson he wanted him to write his biography because he's good at getting people to talk. Jobs, it turns out, didn't need much prodding, secretive as he was about both his private life and the company he founded.

  • 'Steve Jobs' delves deep into complex man's life

    "Steve Jobs" (Simon & Schuster), by Walter Isaacson: "Steve Jobs" takes off the rose-colored glasses that often follow an icon's untimely death and instead offers something far more valuable: The chronicle of a complex, brash genius who was crazy enough to think he could change the world _ and did.

  • Will Steve Jobs' final vendetta haunt Google?

    Google can only hope that Steve Jobs' final vendetta doesn't haunt the Internet search leader from his grave.

  • Will Steve Jobs' final vendetta haunt Google?

    Google can only hope that Steve Jobs' final vendetta doesn't haunt the Internet search leader from his grave.

  • Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says

    A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a skeptic all his life _ giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple "corrupt" and delaying cancer surgery in favor of cleansings and herbal medicine.

  • Biography sheds new light on Steve Jobs' life

    Steve Jobs had a disdain for people who put profits first. In an upcoming authorized biography of the late Apple CEO, he calls the crop of executives brought in to run Apple after his ouster in 1985 "corrupt people" with "corrupt values" who cared only about making money.

  • Sony buying movie rights to Steve Jobs biography

    Sony Corp.'s movie studio is in final talks to acquire the movie rights to the highly anticipated authorized biography of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

  • Pre-orders soar for authorized Steve Jobs bio

    An authorized biography of Steve Jobs was high on best-seller lists within hours of Apple's announcement of his death. And publisher Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that the release date has been moved up from Nov. 21 to Oct. 24.

  • Steve Jobs authorized biography coming in 2012

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs has finally agreed to participate in a book about his life.

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