Bill Gates: A Biography

Author: Michael B. Becraft

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440830142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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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
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Bill Gates

A Biography

Author: ROBERT SCHALLER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313380907

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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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.
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Clint Eastwood: A Biography

A Biography

Author: Sara Anson Vaux Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440829985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

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Clint Eastwood—actor, director, composer, musician, and politician—is undeniably one of the most prolific and accomplished celebrities of the modern age. This book provides insights into Eastwood's life and entire career, from early television appearances to recent award-winning films. • Reviews Eastwood's accolades, honors, reviews, awards, and specific achievements throughout his lifetime • Provides detailed information regarding Eastwood's long television and film career • Documents why Eastwood is a cultural icon and considered by many to be the most respected filmmaker in the film industry today • Supplies information about lesser-known aspects of Eastwood's life, such as his accomplishments as a composer and musician as well as in politics
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Steve Jobs: A Biography

Author: Michael B. Becraft

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 161069497X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 247

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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
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A Biography

Author: Laurie Collier Hillstrom

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440875383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

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Since mid-2018, when she registered one of the biggest primary election upsets in the nation, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has emerged as one of the most influential voices of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. Few politicians have experienced a rise as meteoric as the one that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (or AOC, as she is commonly known) has experienced since her June 2018 Democratic primary upset victory over a powerful, longtime incumbent and her subsequent triumph in the November 2018 midterms. This book will examine how the telegenic lawmaker—a life-long New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent—engineered that startling victory, why her life story and ideas made her such a focus of national attention, how she has used Twitter and other social media to amplify her calls for economic justice and civil rights equality, and why, since she took office in January 2019, she has come to be regarded as one of the most consequential and influential lawmakers in Congress. It will also help readers understand AOC's most deeply held political convictions, policymaking priorities, and personal principles. Provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of Ocasio-Cortez's personal history and political career Explains the values and beliefs that animate Ocasio-Cortez's political activism and policy priorities Chapter bibliographies of print and electronic resources recommended for further study Notes important dates in AOC's life and political career in a chronology
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William T. Sherman: A Biography

Author: Robert P. Broadwater

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440800618

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

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This book tells the life story of William T. Sherman, one of the Civil War's most accomplished generals and an American military professional who changed how wars were fought. • Uses Sherman's own words to give readers insight as to what he felt and thought • Provides easy-to-read commentary of events in Sherman's life • Describes interaction between Sherman and his peers that contributed to the outcome of battles • Analyzes Sherman's accomplishments and failures in a fair and balanced manner
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Jon Stewart: A Biography

Author: Michael Blitz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031335829X

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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This biography profiles Jon Stewart, television's most incisive deliverer of the fake news. As the host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, he has attracted a vast audience that sees him as one of the few credible sources of cultural critique TV.
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Ted Williams, a Biography

Author: Bruce Markusen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328671

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 161

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Discusses the life and career of baseball great, Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox slugger who has held the game's highest batting average since 1941.
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Osama Bin Laden

A Biography

Author: Thomas R. Mockaitis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313353743

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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A concise biography of the world's most notorious terrorist tells the story of the evolution of a wealthy businesman's son to the 9/11 mastermind who declared war on America.
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