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The Soul of a New Machine

by Tracy Kidder

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The Soul of a New Machine Synopsis

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award, The Soul of a New Machine was a bestseller on its first publication in 1981. With the touch of an expert thriller writer, Tracy Kidder recounts the feverish efforts of a team of Data General researchers to create a new 32-bit superminicomputer. A compelling account of individual sacrifice and human ingenuity, The Soul of a New Machine endures as the classic chronicle of the computer age and the masterminds behind its technological advances.

The Soul of a New Machine Press Reviews

"A superb book," Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


"All the incredible complexity and chaos and exploitation and loneliness and strange, half-mad beauty of this field are honestly and correctly drawn." The Washington Post


"Kidder has created compelling entertainment. He offers a fast, painless, enjoyable means to an initial understanding of computers, allowing us to understand the complexity of machines we could only marvel at before, and to appreciate the skills of the people who create them." Book World

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ISBN: 9780679602613
Publication date: 28/02/1998
Publisher: Random House Inc an imprint of Random House USA Inc
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780679602613
Publication date: 28th February 1998
Author: Tracy Kidder
Publisher: Random House Inc an imprint of Random House USA Inc
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, The Real World,

About Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder graduated from Harvard and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary prizes. The author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, My Detachment, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren, House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Kidder lives in Massachusetts and Maine.

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