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Title:
Bill Gates : software genius of Microsoft
Author:
Peters, Craig, 1958-
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Explores the life and career of the software developer and computer entrepreneur, discussing his early efforts in co-founding Microsoft, current successes and problems of the company, and his philanthropy.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780766019690
Format :
Book

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Enslow Publishers, Inc. brings you a new series about the heroes of the high-tech revolution. These are biographies exploring the lives and careers of important figures in the world of computers and technology. The technology is explained in simple terms that make it easy for readers to understand and the lives and personalities of the figures are explored to add interest to the story. An exciting blend of technology and human interest for an elementary and middle school audience. These titles include a chronology, a glossary, chapter notes, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index.Craig Peters's story of Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates explores Gates's introduction to computers, his rise to the top, and the problems he encountered along the way. It delves into his life and personality, while focusing on his many contributions to the world of technology. The color photos and numerous fact boxes add extra interest to the story of this computer giant.


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Booklist Review

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 both titles, quotes from family and friends add legitimacy and interest and help create stronger portraits of each man and the scope of his revolutionary contribution. The accompanying photographs are not to be missed, particularly the large color images of the smug, adolescent Gates that will reassure many an awkward preteen. --Gillian Engberg