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Author: Simon Singh
Release Date: October 26, 2021
In his first book since the bestselling Fermat's Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of ...
The Code Book Cover
Author: David A. Price | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: June 22, 2021
The dramatic, untold story of the brilliant team whose feats of innovation and engineering created the world’s first digital electronic computer—decrypting the Nazis’ toughest code, helping bring an end to WWII, and ushering in the ...
Author: Lee Vinsel and Andrew L. Russell | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: September 08, 2020
“Innovation” is the hottest buzzword in business. But what if our obsession with finding the next big thing has distracted us from the work that matters most?“The most important book I’ve read in a lon...
Author: Geoffrey Cain | Narrator: Michael Braun
Release Date: March 17, 2020
An explosive exposé of Samsung that “reads like a dynastic thriller, rolling through three generations of family intrigue, embezzlement, bribery, corruption, prostitution, and other bad behavior” (The Wall Street Journal).LONGL...
Author: Margaret O'Mara | Narrator: Nan McNamara
Release Date: July 09, 2019
One of New York Magazine's best books on Silicon Valley!The true, behind-the-scenes history of the people who built Silicon Valley and shaped Big Tech in America Long before Margaret O'Mara became one of our most consequential historians of the Ameri...
Author: Ryan North | Narrator: Ryan North
Release Date: September 18, 2018
An NPR Best Book of 2018"How to Invent Everything is such a cool book. It's essential reading for anyone who needs to duplicate an industrial civilization quickly." --Randall Munroe, xkcd creator and New York Times-bestselling author of What If? The ...
Author: Bill Nye and John Logsdon | Narrator: Jonathan Davis and John Logsdon
Release Date: September 11, 2018
The fascinating story of how NASA sent humans to explore outer space, told through a treasure trove of historical documents--publishing in celebration of NASA's 60th anniversary and with a foreword by Bill Nye"An extremely useful and thought provokin...
Author: Isaac Asimov and John Drury Clark | Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross
Release Date: May 15, 2018
Ignition! is the inside story of the Cold War era search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. A favorite of Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, listeners will want to tune into this "really good book on rocket[s]," a...
Author: Claire L. Evans | Narrator: Claire L. Evans
Release Date: March 06, 2018
If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you'll love Claire Evans' breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet--written out of history, until now."This is a radically important, timely work," says Miranda July, fil...
Author: Brian Dear | Narrator: George Newbern
Release Date: November 14, 2017
At a time when Steve Jobs was only a teenager and Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t even born, a group of visionary engineers and designers—some of them only high school students—in the late 1960s and 1970s created a computer system called PLA...
Author: Jack Hitt | Narrator: Peter Colburn
Release Date: May 15, 2012
WHAT IS IT THAT DRIVES THE SUCCESS OF AMERICA AND THE IDENTITY OF ITS PEOPLE? ACCLAIMED WRITER AND CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TO THIS AMERICAN LIFE JACK HITT THINKS IT’S BECAUSE WE’RE ALL A BUNCH OF AMATEURS.America’s self-invented tinkere...
Author: James Gleick | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: March 01, 2011
James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood,...