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The Soul of A New Machine (English)

Author: Tracy Kidder
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Language: English
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Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
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In a turf war between two computer design companies, the designers are motivated to work only for the ultimate prize, the satisfaction of building the next generation machine. The Soul of a New Machine is a Pultizer Prize-winning work of nonfiction by Tracy Kidder.

Summary of the Book

They don’t do it for the money. They do it for the glory. In the 1970s, two companies go head to head to win the coveted fame for designing the next generation computer. In Data General Corporation, the workers will do anything to get project Fountainhead on its toes. They do it so that their competitors at the Digital Equipment Corporation are given a run for their money. After all, DEC’s VAX computer can’t be the only head honcho around. Data General’s headquarters at Westborough, Massachusetts, get the humble job of improving the existing products. However, even this team seeks to find some hope of glory, spearheading a secret project called Eagle for backup. Displaying the effects of the Mushroom Theory of Management, where employees kept in the dark and fed nothing at all to watch them grow, Tracy Kidder blends fiction and nonfiction to show how the Machine grows.

About Tracy Kidder

John Tracy Kidder is an American writer. He has also written: House, The Road to Yuba City: A Journey into the Juan Corona Murders, Among Schoolchildren, Old Friends, The Art of Nonfiction, and Strength in What Remains.

Kidder is a former United States first lieutenant, Military Intelligence, and a Vietnam War veteran. He enrolled in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, receiving an MFA degree from the University of Iowa. A celebrated writer, Kidder won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, National Book Award for Nonfiction, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award, and the Ambassador Book Award for his work.

Specifications of The Soul of A New Machine (English) (Paperback)

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Author Tracy Kidder
Book Details
Publisher Hachette Book Group USA
Imprint Back Bay Books
Publication Year 2000 June
ISBN-13 9780316491976
ISBN-10 0316491977
Language English
Edition 4th Edition
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 320 Pages
Dimensions
Width 0.75 inch
Height 8.25 inch
Depth 0.98 inch
Weight 0.62 Pounds (US)
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