Bill Gates A Biography

Author: Michael B. Becraft
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440830143
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The cofounder of Microsoft, Bill Gates helped transform society by ushering in the era of ubiquitous personal computing. This book examines the life and achievements of this standout American inventor and philanthropist. • Provides a balanced and unbiased account of Bill Gates that includes his own writings as well as criticisms of Gates's management style that allows readers to reach their own conclusions • Documents Gates's philanthropic activities and commitment to dispersing some of his accumulated wealth to help those in need worldwide • Includes images, timelines, and charts and graphs that enrich the reading experience as well as an extensive bibliography that provides researchers with easy access to original source documents

Bill Gates

Author: Michael B. Becraft
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 1440830134
Release Date: 2014-08

In less than 30 years, Bill Gates led Microsoft in the era of no home computers to ubiquitous personal computing, becoming the world's richest person in the process and applying his accumulated wealth to improve the lives of others around the globe. This work reveals how Gates accomplished these achievements.

Bill Gates

ISBN: 0313380902
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Fascinating, controversial, and known as much for his business savvy as his technical skills, Bill Gates set the standard for how software is developed and distributed. This is the story of the computer pioneer and visionary, who with childhood friend Paul Allen, created the foremost technology company of the technology age. "Bill Gates: A Biography" follows the life of Gates from his Seattle childhood and his early years as a program developer to the founding of Microsoft and its expansion into the personal computer, Internet browsing, and gaming markets, to his current role as one of the world's most generous philanthropists. The book examines a number of controversial issues surrounding Gates, including his rivalry with Apple's Steve Jobs, accusations of unfair business practices, and the landmark antitrust suit against Microsoft.

Bill Gates

Author: Jeanne M. Lesinski
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9781580135702
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A biography of the man who created Microsoft, from his childhood to his current role running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Michelle Obama a Biography

Author: Alma Halbert Bond
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313381041
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents the life of the First Lady, covering her modest upbringing in Chicago, education and high-powered legal career, and time with Barack Obama before and after he became president.

Showing Up for Life

Author: Bill Gates, Sr.
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 9780385530378
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Genre: Self-Help

A heartfelt, deeply personal book, Showing Up for Life shines a bright light on the values and principles that Bill Gates Sr. has learned over a lifetime of “showing up”—lessons that he learned growing up during the Great Depression, and that he instilled in his children and continues to practice on the world stage as the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Through the course of several dozen narratives arranged in roughly chronological fashion, Gates introduces the people and experiences that influenced his thinking and guided his moral compass. Among them: the scoutmaster who taught him about teamwork and self reliance; and his famous son, Trey, whose curiosity and passion for computers and software led him to ultimately co-found Microsoft. Through revealing stories of his daughters, Kristi and Libby; his late wife, Mary, and his current wife, Mimi; and his work with Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter, among others, he discusses the importance of hard work, getting along, honoring a confidence, speaking out, and much more. Showing Up for Life translates one man’s experiences over fourscore years of living into an inspiring road map for readers everywhere. As Bill Gates Sr. puts it: I’m 83 years old. Representing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and everyone who is a part of it has given me the opportunity to see more of the world and its rich possibilities than most people ever do. I never imagined that I’d be working this late in life, or enjoying it so much.

Bill Gates

Author: Marc Aronson
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0670063487
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Born in 1955 to a time when no individual owned their own personal computer, Bill Gates had grand ideas for the future and worked to build products to fill those incredible needs, developing the computer software industry giant Microsoft and becoming the richest man in the world in the process.

Bill and Melinda Gates

Author: Josh Gregory
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 0531219054
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Examines the life of the founder of Microsoft, discusses the history of the company, and describes the charitable works done with his wife through their foundation.

Bill Gates Speaks

Author: Janet Lowe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471401692
Release Date: 2001-01-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Excerpts from speeches, news broadcasts, and interviews provide Gates' views on financing and running a small business, expanding his wealth, and raising a family

Steve Jobs A Biography

Author: Michael B. Becraft
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610694971
Release Date: 2016-11-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book provides extensive, comprehensive biographical information on one of technology's most important innovators—Steve Jobs. Provides detailed biographical information that benefits and appeals to a wide audience Includes not only praise for Jobs but criticism to offer a balanced portrait Incorporates information from Jobs's speeches and writings Includes charts and graphs related to home computing and Apple in comparison to competitors


Author: Stephen Manes
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 0671880748
Release Date: 1994-01-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Gates reveals the guiding genius behind the unparalleled success of the Microsoft Corporation-- the biggest and most profitable personal computer software company in history-- and exposes the intensely competitive tactics that help it dominate the desktops of America. Chairman and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates is the most powerful person in the computer industry and the youngest self-made billionaire in history. His company's DOS and Windows programs are such universal standards that more than nine out of ten personal computers depend on Microsoft software. Under the "Microsoft Everywhere" rallying cry, Gates intends to expand his company's worldwide dominance to office equipment, communications, and home entertainment. Vivid and definitive, Gates details the behind the scenes history of the personal computer industry and its movers and shakers, from Apple to IBM, from Steve Jobs to Ross Perot. Uncovering the inside stories of the bitter battle for control of the expanding personal computing market, Gates is a bracing, comprehensive portrait of the industry, the company, and the man-- and what they mean for a future where software is everything.

Barack Obama

Author: Joann F. Price
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313344884
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Describes the life and career of Barack Obama, from his early life in Hawaii to his years as an Illinois senator and as the elected President of the United States.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Roger Bruns
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313336865
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Describes the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including his adoption of the principles of nonviolent protest advocated by Gandhi, his gifts as an orator, and his emergence as the world-renowned leader of the civil rights movement.

Michael Jordan

Author: David L. Porter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313337675
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Profiles the legendary basketball player who is one of the wealthiest and most popular athletes in the world.

Albert Einstein

Author: Alice Calaprice
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313330808
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents the life and accomplishments of the German physicist whose theory of relativity had a profound effect on modern views of space and time.