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Hiltzik, Michael A.

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Works: 20 works in 94 publications in 3 languages and 5,801 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TC557.5.H6, 627.820979313
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Most widely held works by Michael A Hiltzik
Colossus : Hoover Dam and the making of the American century by Michael A Hiltzik( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of "Dealers of Lightning" pens an account of the epic construction of the Hoover Dam, one of the 20th century's most important public works
The New Deal : a modern history by Michael A Hiltzik( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal began as a program of short-term emergency relief measures and evolved into a truly transformative concept of the federal government's role in Americans' lives. More than an economic recovery plan, it was a reordering of the political system that continues to define America to this day. With this book, writer Michael Hiltzik offers fresh insights into this inflection point in the American experience. He shows how Roosevelt, through force of personality, commanded the loyalty of the fiscal conservatives and radical agrarians alike--yet the same character traits that made him a great leader would sow the seeds of the New Deal's end. Understanding the New Deal may be more important today than at any time in the last eight decades. Conceived in response to a devastating financial crisis very similar to America's most recent downturn--the New Deal remade the country's economic and political environment in six years of intensive experimentation, and provided a model for subsequent presidents who faced challenging economic conditions, right up to the present.--From publisher description
Big science : Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex by Michael A Hiltzik( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The birth of Big Science can be traced to Berkeley, California, nearly nine decades ago, when a resourceful young scientist with a talent for physics and an even greater talent for promotion pondered his new invention and declared, 'I'm going to be famous!' Ernest Orlando Lawrence's cyclotron would revolutionize nuclear physics, but that was only the beginning of its impact. It would change our understanding of the basic building blocks of nature. It would help win World War II. Its influence would be felt in academia and international politics. It was the beginning of Big Science, "--Novelist
Dealers of lightning : Xerox PARC and the dawn of the computer age by Michael A Hiltzik( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the "collection of eccentric young inventors brought together by Xerox corporation," of their "hothouse of ideas" including a windows-style graphical user interface and the laser printer, of why Xerox discarded the ideas, and of the individuals involved: Bob Taylor, Jack Goldman, Alan Kay, and Steve Jobs.--Jacket
The plot against Social security : how the Bush administration is endangering our financial future by Michael A Hiltzik( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an analysis of the present system, arguing that the changes advocated by President Bush are based on faulty interpretations of the program provided by lobbyists of the brokerage and insurance industries
A death in Kenya : the murder of Julie Ward by Michael A Hiltzik( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Julie Ward and the relentless search for the truth of what happened to her in her finals days in the wild
Colossus : [Hoover Dam and the making of the American century] by Michael A Hiltzik( Recording )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this definitive account, Los Angeles Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael A. Hiltzik shares the epic story of the Hoover Dam's construction and its tremendous and continuing impact on the United States
The New Deal : [a modern history] by Michael A Hiltzik( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this richly peopled, vividly rendered narrative, Hiltzik describes how the urgent short-term relief measures of Franklin Roosevelt's Hundred Days evolved into a transformative concept of the federal role in American life. Rather than the product of a single ideology, the New Deal emerged from the clash of ideas held by advisors from very different backgrounds. With historical and psychological insight, Hiltzik sheds light on the lives of the gargantuan characters who fought for and against it. What emerges is a saga of how FDR managed to recast the federal government into something that still inspires: a unifying structure with the concept of social justice at its heart
Colossus : the turbulent, thrilling saga of the building of Hoover Dam by Michael A Hiltzik( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big science : Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex by Michael A Hiltzik( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1930s, the scale of scientific endeavors has grown exponentially. Machines have become larger, ambitions bolder. The first particle accelerator cost less than one hundred dollars and could be held in its creator's palm, while its descendant, the Large Hadron Collider, cost ten billion dollars and is seventeen miles in circumference. Scientists have invented nuclear weapons, put a man on the moon, and examined nature at the subatomic scale all through Big Science, the industrial-scale research paid for by governments and corporations that have driven the great scientific projects of our time.The birth of Big Science can be traced to Berkeley, California, nearly nine decades ago, when a resourceful young scientist with a talent for physics and an even greater talent for promotion pondered his new invention and declared, "I'm going to be famous!" Ernest Orlando Lawrence's cyclotron would revolutionize nuclear physics, but that was only the beginning of its impact. It would change our understanding of the basic building blocks of nature. It would help win World War II. Its influence would be felt in academia and international politics. It was the beginning of Big Science.This is the incredible story of how one invention changed the world and of the man principally responsible for it all. Michael Hiltzik tells the riveting full story here for the first time
Big science : Ernest Lawrence, the cyclotron, and the birth of the military-industrial complex by Michael A Hiltzik( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Los Angeles Times contributor, the untold story of how science went big, built the bombs that helped win World War II, and became dependent on government and industry and the forgotten genius who started it all, Ernest Lawrence
Chuang xin wei chou by Michael A Hiltzik( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Chinese and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the bestselling tradition of The Soul of a New Machine, Dealers of Lightning is a fascinating journey of intellectual creation. In the 1970s and '80s, Xerox Corporation brought together a brain-trust of engineering geniuses, a group of computer eccentrics dubbed PARC. This brilliant group created several monumental innovations that triggered a technological revolution, including the first personal computer, the laser printer, and the graphical interface (one of the main precursors of the Internet), only to see these breakthroughs rejected by the corporation. Yet, instead of giving up, these determined inventors turned their ideas into empires that radically altered contemporary life and changed the world. Based on extensive interviews with the scientists, engineers, administrators, and executives who lived the story, this riveting chronicle details PARC's humble beginnings through its triumph as a hothouse for ideas, and shows why Xerox was never able to grasp, and ultimately exploit, the cutting-edge innovations PARC delivered. Dealers of Lightning offers an unprecedented look at the ideas, the inventions, and the individuals that propelled Xerox PARC to the frontier of technohistoiy--and the corporate machinations that almost prevented it from achieving greatness
Dealers of lightning : [Xerox PARC and the dawn of the computer age] by Michael A Hiltzik( Recording )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dealers of Lightning is the riveting story of the legendary Xerox PARC'a collection of eccentric young inventors brought together by Xerox Corporation at a facility in Palo Alto, California, during the mind-blowing intellectual ferment of the seventies and eighties. Here for the first time is revealed in piercing detail the true story of the extraordinary group that aimed to bring about a technological dawn that would change the world'and succeeded. Based on extensive interviews with the scientists, engineers, administrators, and corporate executives who lived the story, Dealers of Lightning takes the listener on a journey from PARC's beginnings in a dusty, abandoned building at the edge of the Stanford University campus to its triumph as a hothouse of ideas that spawned not only the first personal computer, but the windows-style graphical user interface, the laser printer, much of the indispensable technology of the Internet, and a great deal more. It shows how and why Xerox, despite its willingness to grant PARC unlimited funding and the responsibility for developing breakthroughs to keep the corporation on the cutting edge of office technology, remained forever unable to grasp (and, consequently, exploit) the innovations that PARC delivered'and details the increasing frustration of the original PARC scientists, many of whom would go on to build their fortunes upon the very ideas Xerox so rashly discarded. More than just a fascinating historical narrative, Dealers of Lighting brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters. It is an unprecedented look at the ideas, the inventions and the individuals that propelled Xerox PARC to the frontier of technohistory'and the corporate machinations that almost prevented it from achieving greatness. Forrest Sawyer reads
Big science : Ernest Lawrence, the cyclotron, and the birth of the military-industrial complex by Michael A Hiltzik( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The birth of Big Science can be traced to Berkeley, California, nearly nine decades ago, when a resourceful young scientist with a talent for physics and an even greater talent for promotion pondered his new invention and declared, 'I'm going to be famous!' Ernest Orlando Lawrence's cyclotron would revolutionize nuclear physics, but that was only the beginning of its impact. It would change our understanding of the basic building blocks of nature. It would help win World War II. Its influence would be felt in academia and international politics. It was the beginning of Big Science, "--Novelist
Mirai o tsukutta hitobito : Zerokkusu paroaruto kenkyūjo to konpyūta eiji no reimei by Michael A Hiltzik( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big science: ernest lawrence and the invention the launched the military-industrial complex by Michael A Hiltzik( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shi jian ji qi : Shi le pa ke yu ji suan ji shi dai de li ming = Dealers of lightnince : Xerox Parc and the dawn ot the computer age by Michael A Hiltzik( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The plot against social security by Michael A Hiltzik( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relentless and ominous, the drumbeat echoes across the land: Social Security is on the verge of bankruptcy. These repeated warnings have become a dismal article of faith for the millions of Americans who pay Social Security taxes and expect to collect benefits someday. But they are flatly untrue. Social Security today is on a stronger financial footing than it has been for decades. The Plot Against Social Security will explain who is really behind the efforts to "reform" this system and will show that the most frequently proposed fix'increased privatization'will damage it beyond repair by undermining retirement security for generations to come. Award-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik also offers a clear set of remedies for those few elements of Social Security that do need repair'proposals that will shore up the most efficient social insurance program in America's history, rather than destroying it in the name of reform
Harnessing Quantum Bits by Michael A Hiltzik( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Colossus : Hoover Dam and the making of the American century
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The New Deal : a modern historyDealers of lightning : Xerox PARC and the dawn of the computer ageThe plot against Social security : how the Bush administration is endangering our financial futureColossus : [Hoover Dam and the making of the American century]The New Deal : [a modern history]Colossus : the turbulent, thrilling saga of the building of Hoover DamDealers of lightning : [Xerox PARC and the dawn of the computer age]