The Silicon Boys: And Their Valley of Dreams

David A Kaplan (Author)


In the best book to date on the subject (San Francisco Chronicle), prize-winning journalist David A. Kaplan brings to life the culture and history of Silicon Valley. The symbol of high-tech genius and ineffable wealth, a place that competes with Hollywood and Washington in the zeitgeist of success and excess, the Valley is the epicenter of the New Economy. Depending on yesterday's stock market close, roughly a quartermillion Siliconillionaires live in the Valley. And they're building megalo-mansions and buying Lamborghinis as fast as they can. Combining reportorial insight and biting wit, The Silicon Boys tells the unforgettable story of dreams and greed, ambition and luck, that has become the Valley of the Dollars.

Product Details

William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
April 05, 2000
5.37 X 0.89 X 8.07 inches | 0.62 pounds
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About the Author

David A. Kaplan is a senior editor at Newsweek. He is the author of The Silicon Boys, a national bestseller that has been translated into six languages. His work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, various Op-Ed pages, Parenting, and Food & Wine. A graduate of Cornell and the New York University School of Law, he lives with his wife and two sons in Irvington, New York.


"A witty, refreshingly readable account of what has been called, the largest legal creation of wealth in the history of the planet."'-- "San Francisco Chronicle""A stunning rarity ... A business book that delivers a rollicking good read."-- "Chicago Tribune""Glorious. [Kaplan's] prologue alone is a must-read." -- "USA Today""Does for the high-tech hierarchy of Silicon Valley what Connie Bruck did so brilliantly for Boesky, Mike Milken and the rest of the '80s Wall Street crowd in "The Predators' Ball." Colorful portraits ... a keen sense of chronology and a real gift for explication."-- "Dallas Morning News"