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"Stewart Gillmor has chronicled a grand saga, illuminating how Fred Terman—pragmatic engineer, inspiring teacher, visionary academic administrator—catalyzed the extraordinary rise of Stanford to the top rank of universities, and its symbiotic creation of far-reaching economic and social capital. This fine book, comprehensive and acutely insightful, documents the transforming power of intellectual leadership." —Dudley Herschbach,Harvard University, Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1986
"This is more than the biography of an important contributor to the development of Stanford and "Silicon Valley"; it is a well-researched and detailed account of the development and maturation of one of the
world's great universities." —Gordon Moore,Co-Founder, Intel Corp.