Bill Gates: A Twentieth-century Life

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Penguin Group, Jan 1, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 192 pages
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Bill Gates is many things: the richest person in the world; the ruthless businessman who co-founded Microsoft and led it to domination of the computer software industry; and now, the leading global philanthropist. When Gates was born in 1955, no one in the world owned a personal computer. A window had a pane of glass. A mouse was a rodent. As a teenager, Gates realized how computers were about to change the world, and made his fortune by riding that wave; modern teens look to him as their model of how technology can be turned into wealth. Marc Aronsonís biography is a probing portrait of a man whose name is a household word.

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Review: Bill Gates (Up Close)

User Review  - Fahr - Goodreads

This biography was a very well structured book in the sense of informational facts. It was packed with statistics and facts about how Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, got to where he was. It ... Read full review

Review: Bill Gates (Up Close)

User Review  - Amjad Badenjki - Goodreads

10/17/14 Bill Gates is a Guinness. Bill Gates was the creator of Windows. He had this incredible idea that stunned the world. Bill Gates didn't finish university. Lots of people like Mark Zuckerberg ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Marc Aronson is the author of a wide variety of non- fiction titles. He is the recipient of the LMP Award for editing, as well as the 2006 ALAN Award for outstanding contributions to the field of adolescent literature.

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