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June 9th, 2015 by admin

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great Book
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Steve Jobs: Insanely Great

by: Schwartz & Wade

Product rating: 4.7 with 3 reviews


This fast-paced and entertaining biography in graphic format is a perfect complement to more text-heavy books on Steve Jobs like Walter Isaacson’s biography. Presenting the story of the ultimate American entrepreneur, who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones and more, this unique and stylish book is sure to appeal to the legions of readers who live and breathe the techno-centric world Jobs created.
 
Jobs’s remarkable life reads like a history of the personal technology industry. He started Apple Computer in his parents’ garage and eventually became the tastemaker of a generation, creating products we can’t live without. Through it all, he was an overbearing and demanding perfectionist, both impossible and inspiring.
 
Capturing his unparalleled brilliance, as well as his many demons, Jessie Hartland’s engaging biography illuminates the meteoric successes, devastating setbacks, and myriad contradictions that make up the extraordinary life and legacy of the insanely great Steve Jobs.

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May 26th, 2015 by admin

Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed Book
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Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed

by: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio

Product rating: 4.8 with 290 reviews


[Read by Pete Larkin]

Ben Rich, director of Lockheed’s Skunk Works, reveals the behind-the-scenes drama involved in the development of the military’s aerial technology.

From the development of the U-2 to the stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America’s high-stakes quest to dominate the skies, Skunk Works is the true story of America’s most secret and successful aerospace operation.

As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation’s brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed’s legendary Skunk Works is a drama of Cold War confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds. Here are up-close portraits of the maverick band of scientists and engineers who made the Skunk Works so renowned. Filled with telling personal anecdotes and high adventure, with narratives from the CIA and from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a riveting portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the twentieth century.

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