Cover picture of the book "The Soul of a New Machine" by Tracy Kidder

The Soul of a New Machine

The Soul of a New Machine

For anyone who wants an understanding of the history of the American technology industry, this book is essential reading. That it is also an award-winning book – winner of both, the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award – shows that Tracy Kidder has struck a chord.

Since 1981, when The Soul of a New Machine first examined the culture of the computer revolution, computers have changed. What hasn’t changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the risk-taking approach to business that has led so many computer companies to great success (or bankruptcy), and the cult of pursuing groundbreaking technological innovations.

The Soul of a New Machine is an important chapter in the story of the machine that revolutionized the world in the twentieth century.

About the Author

John Tracy Kidder is considered a literary journalist because he has a strong story and a personal voice in his books. He was born in America on 12 November 1945 and is a vietnam veteran. Kidder served in the United States Army as a first lieutenant, Military Intelligence, and in Vietnam, from 1967 to 1969. After that he startet to write.

He received the Pulitzer Prize for his best-known work, “The Soul of a New Machine”. But he has also received extraordinary praise and awards for other works. Among them is his biography of physician and anthropologist Paul Farmer, titled “Mountains Beyond Mountains” (2003).

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