Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and journalist known for his detailed and comprehensive non-fiction narratives. He has written on a wide range of topics, including stories of everyday life, technology, and medicine. One of his most famous works is 'The Soul of a New Machine,' which chronicles the development of a new computer at Data General Corporation. Kidder's writing style is characterized by thorough research and a deep understanding of his subjects.


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  1. 1. The Soul of a New Machine

    The book is a detailed account of a team of engineers at a prominent technology company in the late 1970s, as they race against time to design and build a new minicomputer. The narrative delves into the high-pressure world of corporate and technological competition, exploring the personal and professional dynamics among the team members. It offers an insightful look into the world of computer engineering, the obsession with innovation, and the relentless pursuit of success.

  2. 2. House

    "House" is an in-depth exploration of the process of building a home from the ground up. The book follows the journey of a young couple as they work with an architect and a team of builders to construct their dream house. The narrative delves into the intricate details of construction, the complexities of the interpersonal relationships involved, and the emotional rollercoaster that comes with creating a home. It's a unique perspective on the American dream of homeownership.

  3. 3. Mountains Beyond Mountains: One doctor's quest to heal the world

    The book is a compelling narrative about a dedicated doctor who leaves behind his comfortable life in America to work in the poorest regions of Haiti. His mission is to combat diseases like tuberculosis and AIDS, which are rampant in these areas. Despite facing numerous challenges, including lack of resources and political instability, his relentless determination and commitment to his cause lead to significant improvements in healthcare for these underserved populations. The story is a testament to the power of one individual's unwavering commitment to making a difference in the world.