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Bill Gates
Jonathan Gatlin
0380806258
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Description

He is Thomas Edison and Henry Ford rolled into one -- except that William Henry Gates III maybe smarter and more successful than either.He is America's richest man, and on the corporate landscape, he may well be the most feared. In less than a generation, Bill Gates has done nothing less than change the way we live and work.

Here is Bill Gate's story, taking you inside the mind of this brilliant visionary and inside the rise of Microsoft, the world's most succesful corporation. What unique combination of historical factors and personal qualities made Gates the right man at the right time? How did he invent an industry from scratch, and what choices -- from people to products -- made Microsoft the resounding success it has become? How has the company faces Apple, Netscape, and its other competitors and...



Bill Gates
Jeanne M. Lesinski
082259689X
January 2000
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7-A short, easy-to-read biography of one of the world's richest men. The begin- ning chapter outlines Gates's childhood, and includes interesting anecdotes about early signs of competition and genius, while some people thought he was an underachiever. The book focuses on his many professional accomplishments as well as the issues and controversies that he faced throughout his career. Although he emerges as an influential person, Lesinski clearly explains the criticisms lobbed at Microsoft. She is objective about the controversies surrounding her subject, carefully presenting both sides. The book covers Gates's life up to January, 2000, and includes his philanthropic endeavors. Short enough to appeal to reluctant readers, it is dotted with black-and-white and full-color photos that add interest to the...


Bill Gates Speaks
Janet C. Lowe
0471293539
Oct 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Love him or hate him, no matter how you feel about Bill Gates, you've got to respect him. As the richest man in the world and leader of the most successful company of our day, Gates has achieved a level of success that even the Almighty might be jealous of. In Bill Gates Speaks, Janet Lowe captures much of the Gates legend by weaving together stories and quotes attributed to Gates in speeches, newspapers, and interviews in a short and easy-to-read volume. The book covers everything from Gates's time at Harvard to the construction of his "home" on the shores of Lake Washington near Seattle. The result is a well-rounded look at the man who has helped to shape our present more than any other individual alive today.

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Never mind the title, the master of Microsoft doesn't...


Bill Gates
Jeanne M. Lesinski
0822526425
September 2005
Hardcover
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Bill Gates Speaks
Janet Lowe
0471401692
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Love him or hate him, no matter how you feel about Bill Gates, you've got to respect him. As the richest man in the world and leader of the most successful company of our day, Gates has achieved a level of success that even the Almighty might be jealous of. In Bill Gates Speaks, Janet Lowe captures much of the Gates legend by weaving together stories and quotes attributed to Gates in speeches, newspapers, and interviews in a short and easy-to-read volume. The book covers everything from Gates's time at Harvard to the construction of his "home" on the shores of Lake Washington near Seattle. The result is a well-rounded look at the man who has helped to shape our present more than any other individual alive today. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Through Gates of Splendor
Elisabeth Elliot
0842371516
October 1981
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The unforgettable true story of five men who braved Auca lances. This edition includes a follow-up chapter that will give readers a unique perspective.


Bill Gates
Charnan Simon
0516261320
Mar 1998
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5?Children often enjoy reading about contemporary figures they have seen or heard about in the news. These books, however, have a few problems. Readers who prefer a straightforward approach to biography are likely to find the tone patronizing. However, the most glaring error is the use of photographs of Apple computers with captions describing Bill Gates's work with IBM-compatible PCs. The opening chapter of each title is addressed directly to readers, with obvious inferences stated directly. Children are told that Bill Gates got straight As in school without ever taking a book home and also that, "Bill was very smart." Jesse Jackson begins, "What would you do if you thought you were being treated unfairly at home or in school?" and continues with a discussion about what "you" might do. The thin...


Through Gates of Splendor
Elisabeth Elliot
0842371524
February 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
Through Gates of Splendor is the true story of five young missionaries who were savagely killed while trying to establish communication with the Auca Indians of Ecuador. The story is told through the eyes of Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the young men who was killed.


Bill Gates
John F. Wukovits
0531164918
Sept 2000
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gillian Engberg
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
Richard Branson
0812932293
October 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
In this autobiography, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson says one of his prime business criteria is "fun." Fun made Branson a billionaire, and few business memoirs are one-billionth as fun as Branson's, nor as niftily written. Not only does it relate his side of near-death corporate experiences, it tells how the chairman literally cheated death by gun, shipwreck, and balloon crash.

Branson's empire--now encompassing interests in an airline, pop music, soda pop, e-commerce, and financial services--began when the dyslexic 16-year-old dropped out of school in 1968 to found the British magazine Student. His headmaster said, "I predict that you will either go to prison or become a millionaire." Briefly imprisoned for dodging customs selling records, Branson got his first million by releasing Tubular Bells, a...



Bill Gates
Jeanne M. Lesinski
061381861X
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-7-A short, easy-to-read biography of one of the world's richest men. The begin- ning chapter outlines Gates's childhood, and includes interesting anecdotes about early signs of competition and genius, while some people thought he was an underachiever. The book focuses on his many professional accomplishments as well as the issues and controversies that he faced throughout his career. Although he emerges as an influential person, Lesinski clearly explains the criticisms lobbed at Microsoft. She is objective about the controversies surrounding her subject, carefully presenting both sides. The book covers Gates's life up to January, 2000, and includes his philanthropic endeavors. Short enough to appeal to reluctant readers, it is dotted with black-and-white and full-color photos that add interest to the...


Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America
Mel White
0452273811
April 1995
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This is the account of a deeply religious man's coming to terms with his gayness and the impact that process had on his life. A former ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Billy Graham, and other religious-right personalities, White offers a compelling story; gay readers raised in a fundamentalist Christian environment will find themselves saying, "That happened to me." Yet the book's subtitle is somewhat misleading. This is not really so much about being gay and Christian in America as it is the story of one individual's struggles. To describe what it means to be gay and Christian is truly a difficult task; perhaps there is no one concrete definition. Recommended for public, academic, and theological libraries and gay/lesbian resource centers.Lee Arnold, Historical Society of Pennsylvania,...


Bill Gates
Sara Barton-Wood
0739844326
Aug 2001
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Reviewed with Sara Barton-Wood's Queen Elizabeth II.Gr. 4-6. Each book in the Famous Lives series features a well-known person in contemporary life or recent history. Presented roughly chronologically, the books introduce a series of topics on double-page spreads with a magazine-like combination of a few paragraphs of text, two or three captioned photos, and occasional sidebars. Gates looks at Microsoft founder Bill Gates, highlighting his enthusiasm for computers as a student and his thoughts on the future of computer networking. While his ruthlessness in business is noted, so are his philanthropic activities. Elizabeth II begins with her coronation day, then flashes back to follow her life from a child who never expected to be queen to a monarch who is about to celebrate her Golden Jubilee, marking 50 years on the...


The Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons
Edward J. Renehan
0465068855
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In the late 19th century, strong and well-moneyed families such as the Morgans and the Vanderbilts controlled the fortunes of Wall Street and the emerging industries. Renehan, author of splendid biographies of the Kennedys, Theodore Roosevelt and the naturalist John Burroughs, turns in a masterful glance at the social history of the Gilded Age as well as a brilliant biography of Gould, who outfoxed many of these other wealthy industrialists to win fame and fortune. Although his early work as a surveyor and a tanner did not bring Gould much wealth, he learned to engage in shrewd business practices that would eventually allow him to gain some dominance in the tanning industry. Wall Street and the newly emerging rail industries soon attracted his financial eye, and he turned his full attention to...


Bill Gates
Craig Peters
0766019691
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Reviewed with Judy Garty's Jeff Bezos.Gr. 5-8. Many young people want to know about the high-tech world's leaders, but these individuals are rarely covered in biographies for middle-graders. These titles in the new Internet Biographies series offer much-needed overviews. Brief but thorough, both books follow their subjects from childhood to their contemporary business successes. Bill Gates includes enough detail to satisfy tech- and business-savvy kids (it's particularly successful in outlining the basic issues of Microsoft's famous late 1990s antitrust lawsuit), and the language is plain, clear, and engaging. Similarly, Jeff Bezos is written in approachable, descriptive language that does a good job of presenting the roots of Bezos' entrepreneurial genius in his childhood and early adult years. In...


In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders of the Twentieth Century
Anthony J. Mayo
1591393450
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The authors, Harvard Business School academics, offer profiles from their exhaustive study of the greatest business leaders of the twentieth century. Leadership arises from knowledge and appreciation of one's economic, social, and political situation in the world, and we learn about "contextual intelligence," or the understanding of how to make sense of one's time and to seize the opportunities it presents. Mayo and Nohira classify great business chiefs as entrepreneurs, those who create businesses; managers, those expert at taking advantage of every opportunity; and leaders, those who reinvent industries and see new opportunities in them. With the book's organization by each decade of the twentieth century, we learn the importance of such legends as Sam Walton, Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Henry Ford, Ray Kroc, Jack Welsh,...


How the Web Was Won
Paul Andrews
0767900480
May 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
In a brilliant--and, at times, overwhelming--display of research and perspicacity, Paul Andrews chronicles Microsoft's internal and public battles to adapt to Internet technology and fight the browser wars. He starts in 1991: the Internet is barely a blip on the company radar. Meanwhile, 22-year-old new hire J Allard is asked by Microsoft's No. 2 man, Steve Ballmer, to "make the pain go away" with TCP/IP, the standard Internet protocol. It's just Allard's second day on the job, and he realizes that the software giant doesn't get it: interoperability between networks and the Internet is key to Microsoft's future. He begins a grassroots effort to raise Internet consciousness, eventually distributing a widely read 17-page memo titled "Windows: The Next Killer Application on the Internet." Higher up, Bill Gates's technical...


Bill Gates
Adam Woog
073771400X
November 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Gr 7-9-Brilliant, intense, competitive, precocious, workaholic, driven, arrogant, obnoxious, eccentric, and charismatic are just a few of the adjectives used by Woog to describe the cofounder and CEO of Microsoft. Gates is the single most important person in the computer industry, and this title is as much a history of it as it is the story of Bill Gates. Although not an extensive biography, it hits the high points and portrays Gates's family, his successes, and his shortcomings. This book will suit assignment needs. It is better organized than Joan D. Dickinson's Bill Gates (Enslow, 1997) and has a better narrative flow. It is also more detailed and better balanced than that book. Woog's text is organized chronologically, easy-to-read, well written, and has good-quality black-and-white photographs.-Debbie...


An Infinity of Little Hours: The Trial of Faith of Five Young Men in the Western World's Most Austere Monastic Order
Nancy Klein Maguire
1586483277
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Carthusians are contemplative monastics who live in community but spend most of their days alone in their private dwellings. With a lifestyle similar to that of their 11th-century French founder, they wear hair shirts, practice self-flagellation and eat just one meal a day from mid-September to Easter (though some monasteries reluctantly have begun allowing such luxuries as electricity, hot water and flush toilets). Maguire, a Renaissance scholar married to an ex-Carthusian, examines this living museum of a bygone age by following the lives of five young men who entered St. Hugh's Charterhouse in England between July 1960 and March 1961. As they work, pray and live in solitude, they discover not only God but also themselves. They do not, however, learn much about the rapid changes taking place beyond their walls,...


The Plot to Get Bill Gates
Gary Rivlin
0812930061
July 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Money and success do strange things to people, especially when they're not their own. Perhaps no better example of this phenomenon is Silicon Valley's obsession with Microsoft and its leader, Bill Gates, an obsession that Gary Rivlin examines with great relish and in great detail in The Plot to Get Bill Gates. Rivlin discovers a "king-sized obsession among one-dimensional workaholics" that's known in the industry as "Bill Envy," a phenomenon that has destroyed companies, inspired dozens of jokes (e.g., "How many Microsoft engineers does it take to change a light bulb? None. Bill Gates will just redefine DarknessTM as the new industry standard"), and for some raises the possibility of a wider conspiracy that pits Microsoft against everyone else--Silicon Valley, the Justice Department, even Ralph Nader.

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