Search Results: "Michael S. Malone"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"An original, fascinating scientific history of how human memory and a series of inventions have driven the advance of civilization."
Every living organism possesses a memory, however primitive, but Homo sapiens carried it to a dazzling level, writes technology journalist Malone (The Future Arrived Yesterday: The Rise of the Protean Corporation and What It Means for You, 2009, etc.) in this ingenious, richly complex account of how humans exchange, record, preserve and manipulate information. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2015

"An intriguing counter to the excesses of both individualism and organizations."
An exploration of the importance of teams in human activity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Speculative nonsense, albeit of the slick, state-of-the-art sort for which there is an indisputably durable demand."
An overstated case for the proposition that our socioeconomic future depends largely upon the emergence of amorphous entities that the authors dub ``virtual corporations.'' By the breathless account of Davidow (Marketing High Technology, 1986) and Malone (Going Public, 1991, etc.), a virtual corporation is a radically restructured, free-form enterprise equipped to deliver immediate consumer gratification in cost- effective fashion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1999

"An exhaustive eulogy to a once-great company that changed the world but fell prey to its own antiestablishment fervor."
A long-winded invective against Steve Jobs, infamous co-founder of the Apple Computer company. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1991

"An informative and lively, although padded, close-up of what drives entrepreneurs who win the electronics industry poker game that most start-ups lose."
From Silicone Valley insider Malone (The Big Score, 1985), an exhaustively detailed saga of how an entrepreneurial team of executives and staff won fortunes fighting steep odds to complete an Initial Public Offering of stock for MIPS Computer Co. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2014

"Essential for aspiring entrepreneurs, to say nothing of those looking for a view of how the modern, speed-of-light world came to be."
Richly detailed, swiftly moving work of modern business history, recounting a truly world-changing technology and the people who made it possible. Read full book review >

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RED CLAY, BLUE CADILLAC by Michael Malone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"These thematically interwoven tales of 12 southern women end up giving a penetrating look into the values and mores of the New South."
Veteran novelist Malone offers a heady mix of love, marriage, and murder in a dozen southern-themed stories old and new. Read full book review >

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TIME'S WITNESS by Michael Malone
Released: April 18, 1989

Cudberth Mangum—the outspoken and improbably literate redneck North Carolina police chief who played Watson to Justin Saville's aristocratic detective in Uncivil Seasons (1983)—takes center stage as the narrator-hero of this wonderfully amusing story of murder, racism, and political corruption. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE SKY by Michael Malone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Secrets and intrigues among the honeysuckle: a sun-washed yarn of the New South, affectionately told."
A long but satisfying tale of crime and death foretold that blends hints of The Great Santini, Top Gun and Fried Green Tomatoes with copious draughts of Shakespeare. Read full book review >

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THE LAST NOEL by Michael Malone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A quietly moving tale of people formed and trapped by history and locale, told with an authentic taste for the region."
The latest southern saga from Malone (Red Clay, Blue Cadillac, 2002, etc.) reaches across 40 years in the lives of two childhood friends who see each other mainly at Christmas. Read full book review >

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FIRST LADY by Michael Malone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Start buffing up those awards now."
It's taken Malone a dozen years (Times Witness, 1989) to return to Hillston, North Carolina, and its chief of police, curmudgeonly savant Cudberth (Cuddy) Mangum, and its homicide chief, echt aristocratic southerner Justin B.Savile V—but the excruciatingly long writing time has resulted in an award-caliber tale of murder, despair, and backroom deals. Read full book review >

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FOOLSCAP by Michael Malone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1991

"Even looser-limbed than Handling Sin (1986)—the logic of Theo's mad dash to freedom won't always stand scrutiny—but thickly planted with hilarious grotesques and gorgeous comic episodes that make scrutiny your least likely reaction."
A high-spirited romp through the lower depths of academe, as repressed theatrical scion/drama prof Theodore Ryan— taking inspiration from his sozzled friend Joshua ``Ford'' Rexford, the distinguished playwright whose biography Theo is writing—seizes the day and finds a daring, joyous, illegal way to get his own play on the boards. Read full book review >