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

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.

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

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.


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.

Notable American Philanthropists

Author: Robert T. Grimm
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 1573563404
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This book provides substantial profiles of individuals and families who made significant contributions to the American philanthropic tradition from the 1600s to the present. The volume encompasses men and women who significantly shaped American life by their dedication to voluntary service or charitable donations. The 78 entries describe 110 individuals (a number of essays describe entire families, such as the Rockefellers, Booths, and Guggenheims). Most essays are 1,500-2,500 words in length, but family entries range from 2,500-9,000 words. Each essay examines a philanthropist's early years, education, and career, and then focuses upon his or her philanthropic philosophy and actions. Particular attention is paid to an individual's motivations and justifications for philanthropy. Short samples of each philanthropist's writings are included, and the important societal contributions of each individual's philanthropic activity are assessed. All entries are cross-referenced and include a bibliographic list of references (print and nonprint sources). Many feature photos, and some describe the location of personal papers and other manuscript sources. This book also includes a preface, introduction, timeline, and lists of videos and children's books on American philanthropy. Sixty scholars contributed to this volume, each of who is notable for work on certain individuals or in the broad field of American philanthropy. These contributors did a great deal of original research, making this book the only source for detailed information on many of the included individuals.

Bill and Melinda Gates

Author: Josh Gregory
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 0531238768
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.

Audrey and Bill

Author: Edward Z. Epstein
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780762456093
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Here for the first time is the complete, captivating story of an on-set romance that turned into a lifelong love story between silver screen legends Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. In 1954, Hepburn and Holden were America's sweethearts. Both won Oscars that year and together they filmed Sabrina, a now-iconic film that continues to inspire the worlds of film and fashion. Audrey & Bill tells the stories of both stars, from before they met to their electrifying first encounter when they began making Sabrina. The love affair that sparked on-set was relatively short-lived, but was a turning point in the lives of both stars. Audrey & Bill follows both Hepburn and Holden as their lives crisscrossed through to the end, providing an inside look at the Hollywood of the 1950s, '60s, and beyond. Through in-depth research and interviews with former friends, co-stars, and studio workers, Audrey & Bill author Edward Z. Epstein sheds new light on the stars and the fascinating times in which they lived.

Ronald Reagan A Biography

Author: J. David Woodard
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313396380
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents the life of the fortieth president, from his childhood and early acting career to his political career, his economic and social policies, and his legacy.

Muhammad Ali

Author: Anthony O. Edmonds
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313330921
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents the life of the American boxer, chronicling his rise as a young amateur fighter and Olympic medalist, his refusal to serve in the army during the Vietnam conflict, his championship bouts, and his battle against Parkinson's disease.

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.

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.

A Closer Look at the Life of Mark Zuckerberg

Author: J.D. Rockefeller
Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller
Release Date: 2016-06-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

According to Mark Zuckerberg, success begins with an impossible dream. The Facebook that you are enjoying today is a product of his iron willpower and never-give-up attitude. If you want to know how to achieve a dramatic success transformation in life, this book will not only discuss the biography of Mark Zuckerberg, but it will also reveal his rules for success.