People familiar with Apple might not find a lot of new information here about Apple’s design history, but this biography contains a lot of information on Ive’s history at Apple. The most interesting parts are Kahney’s descriptions of Ive’s eduction and pre-Apple work experience.
Jackson’s hero Gaius Valerius Verrens is sent East to spy on one of Nero’s generals in this sequel to “Defender of Rome“. The series continues to improve and the characters continue to become more interesting (and more beaten about: Jackson is hard on his protagonist).
This book about how Apple developed the iPhone and how Google copied it has a lot of fascinating detail about the projects and the companies. It’s a lot meatier than the equivalent portions of Isaacson’s much-hyped biography of Steve Jobs.
In this alternate history Germany wins WW I and goes on to invade the US from Mexico. The military and political aspects of the story are both plausible.
I’ve enjoyed all of Conroy’s books, but this is his best so far: it’s as good as his excellent “1901″. I really appreciate the fact that he writes independent books, not tiresome series like so many authors in the genre.
Otis Halstead, CEO of Kansas Central Fire and Casualty and a man who has never done anything unexpected buys a toy fire truck, a scooter, and a BB gun and his life goes off the rails. Or maybe he just changes tracks. “Eureka” has farcical elements, but Otis’ actions have consequences. It’s a good book about a mid-life crisis. Unlike others on that theme the reader doesn’t end up despising the protagonist.
Like Forsyth’s last book, this reads like synopsis of longer novel. It’s a pedestrian techno-thriller without any distinguishing characteristics.