Pride Before the Fall: The Trials of Bill Gates and the End of the Microsoft Era

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HarperCollins Publishers, 2001 - Antitrust investigations - 246 pages
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"Based on an acclaimed Wired magazine cover story, Pride Before the Fall is packed with rich personalities, dramatic scenes, and explosive revelations. It tells the stories of the largely unknown men and women who turned their opposition to Gates's company into a crusade, laboring for years to persuade the government to indict Microsoft for its monopolistic practices. Pride Before the Fall explains in compelling detail how the high-tech kingpins whose businesses Gates had tried to destroy or strong-arm (Netscape, Apple, Sun, and even Intel) worked in secret to help the Justice Department bring down Microsoft. It explores the lasting damage the trial has inflicted on the first great empire of the Information Age.

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John Heilemann is the national political correspondent and columnist for New York magazine. He is a former staff writer for the New Yorker, the Economist, and Wired. He is the author of Pride Before the Fall: The Trials of Bill Gates and the End of the Microsoft Era, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime and Double Down: Game Change 2012.

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