Steve Jobs

A Biography

by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs

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Walter Isaacson delves into the computer visionary's personal life and professional legacy — from learning the art of good craftsmanship as a kid to becoming a notoriously demanding boss to fighting the cancer that eventually killed him.

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