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Download Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age PDF eBook

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broken genius the rise and fall of william shockley creator of the electronic age by joel n shurkin
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>>> Download Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of theElectronic Age eBook <<<Review "Shurkin is a good storyteller, and better still as a researcher of the personal facts."--Nobel laureate Professor Philip Anderson, Times Higher Educational Supplement"Shurkindeftly tackles this complex figure? -- and his unraveling? -- and delivers an unflinching portraitof a tragic life."--Seed Magazine"At last, the definitive, unstinting biography of this hugelyimportant historical figure--complete with all his contradictions and idiosyncrasies."--MichaelRiordan, coauthor of Crystal Fire"I recommend it to people curious about the history of technology and the computer or anyone interested in a rise and fall of truly epicproportions."--Cory Ondrejka, CTO Linden Labs/Second Life"Shurkin does a good job of portraying a difficult man--a vivid portrait."--NewScientist Praise for Engines of the Mind: "Apopularized, clearly written history of computing...beautifully captures the hectic, creative air atthe Moore School as young engineers labored under John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert toconstruct ENIAC..."--The Wall Street Journal"A fine book, full of interesting angles and livelystuff...Shurkin has the same lively facility for writing clearly about computers that RobertHeilbroner has for writing about economics...Shurkin writes a crisp newspaperly style, has agood eye for color and has created a fine book."--Boston Globe"Offers a glimpse of science atboth its finest and most mundane...clearly and vivaciously written."--ALA Booklist"The otherwonderful thing about this book is that it manages to convey the excitement of scientific inquiryand invention."--New York Sun"FIVE STARS: this gripping biography gives a balanced pictureof the most bizarre of the great names of electronics. Recommended." --Brian Clegg, author of The God Effect and Light Years"I recommend it to people curious about the history of technology and the computer or anyone interested in a rise and fall of truly epic proportions."--Cory Ondrejka, CTO Linden Labs/Second Life"Masterfully walks the fine line betweenpresenting Shockley as purely evil and legitimizing his more controversial theories--veryreadable." --Physics World"This portrait of a flawed giant reveals a man crushed under theweight of his own pathological insecurities." --David Bodanis, Discover? "Shurkin revealsShockley to be a fascinating example of an Aristotelian tragic hero--riveting." --Nature"Thisinformed and candid biography asks, 'Why did a man so brilliant deliberately destroy himself?'"--Skeptical Inquiry Praise for Terman's Kids:"While Shurkin views his subject in a sympatheticlight, he makes no apologies for Terman's flaws as a scientist and a human being...hisMidwestern biases, sexism, his moral humbuggery."--Philadelphia Inquirer? ? About theAuthor Joel N. Shurkin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of many books,including Engines of the Mind and Terman's Kids. He lives in Washington, DC.Download Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the ElectronicAge eBook - Click HERE!

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