Walter Isaacson’s official biography of Steve Jobs is now available for download, via iTunes or Kindle.

In the book, as reviewed by Christina Bonnington of Wired.com, Isaacson revealed ‘surprising’ things about Jobs:

Jobs wanted to destroy Android

Jobs was quoted saying, “I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $ 40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong… I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”

He was also quoted telling Google’s Eric Schmidt: “I don’t want your money. If you offer me $ 5 billion, I won’t want it. I’ve got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all I want.”

Jobs expected to die young

Jobs was to said believe he would die young. As such, he wanted to accomplish as many things as he could to “make his mark on Silicon Valley history”.

Jobs became an expert on cancer treatment

After being diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer, and initially refusing surgery, Jobs did his own studies, and decided on new innovative treatments for himself.

Jobs was setting up Apple to ensure it remained strong after he passed on

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