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ABOUT THE BOOK

Context is everything. Human beings are complex and intricately nuanced. While there could doubtless be a myriad reasons behind a persons actions, aspirations and beliefs, it is possible to learn the events, and, albeit to a limited degree, the circumstances surrounding them. So by placing ...
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Bill Gates: A Biography

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Overview

ABOUT THE BOOK

Context is everything. Human beings are complex and intricately nuanced. While there could doubtless be a myriad reasons behind a persons actions, aspirations and beliefs, it is possible to learn the events, and, albeit to a limited degree, the circumstances surrounding them. So by placing Gates in historical context and understanding significant moments of his life it might be possible to glean some insight into the man behind the myth.

MEET THE AUTHOR

Joseph Pritchard is passionate reader and writer. He has a bachelor's degree in Biology and also completed a degree in medicine. He has written for other prominent online publications and enjoys writing on a variety of topics.

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Buoyed by their success, Gates and Allen wanted to use their earnings to start their own company. Unfortunately, Gates parents wanted him to finish his schooling first. After all, they had still hoped to make a lawyer out of their son. Gates finished high school in 1973, and went on to Harvard in the fall of that same year. At the time, he had every intention of pursuing a law degree.

Of course Gates accomplishments need not be limited to accolades and achievements. It would be grossly negligent to downplay Gates role in changing the way people thought of computers. In a very real sense, Gates helped usher in the era of the personal computer, and was at the vanguard of the computer boom of the 1980s. Prior to this computers were generally seen bulky and impractical machines. Gates was among those who recognized its potential as a practical device for the home.

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Bill Gates: A Biography
+ Introduction
+ Background and Early Life
+ Major Accomplishments and Awards
+ Personal Life
+ ...and much more
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014409759
  • Publisher: Hyperink
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 290,951
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Joseph Pritchard is passionate reader and writer. He has a bachelor's degree in Biology and also completed a degree in medicine. He has written for other prominent online publications and enjoys writing on a variety of topics.
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