The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic AgePaperback - 2006
This is the first biography of William Shockley, founding father of Silicon Valley - one of the most significant and reviled scientists of the 20th century. Drawing upon unique access to the private Shockley archives, veteran technology historian and journalist Joel Shurkin gives an unflinching account of how such promise ended in such ignominy.
Publisher: London ; New York : Macmillan, 2006.
Characteristics: ix, 297 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.