Steve Jobs By Walter Isaacson

e-Book & Magazine. October 25, 2011 by Jason.

'Steve Jobs' Biography By Walter Isaacson, Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and of Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.

Steve Jobs By Walter Isaacson (PDF & EPUB) 16 MB
914 pages (2011)

1) Fonts and formatting. This release includes several fonts not included in the other release, including Adobe Caslon Pro, Adobe Garamond, Didot, and Helvetica Neue. As a result, it offers (at least in iBooks) an "Original" formatting option that is not available with the other version. In iBooks, you can change to the "Original" formatting from the Fonts menu.

2) Images. This version has higher quality images throughout. For instance, I compared the photo of the famous garage where Apple was founded. The original release's version is 28KB and 566x402. The higher quality version in this release is 669KB and 1100x781. The photos account for the bulk of the size difference.

I believe this is the Barnes and Noble version, which was in ePub from the start. I think the 2MB version started in another format, because it has some Calibre-related files inside of it. That may have caused the images to be reduced in quality and the fonts to be removed, if they existed at all in the 2MB version's original format.

So, in short, this book has already been uploaded in ePub, but this is clearly a different and higher-quality version. If file size is crucial, get the other one. If you can spare 14 extra megabytes, give this one a shot.

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