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William Shockley

Physicist (13-Feb-1910 — 12-Aug-1989)


Michael Riordan; Lillian Hoddeson. Crystal Fire: The Birth of the Information Age. W. W. Norton & Company. 1997. 352pp. The transistor and early semiconductors.

Joel N. Shurkin. Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age. Macmillan. 2008. 297pp.


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  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1018)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.701)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.646)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1344)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.945)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.666)

  13. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.515)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.453)

  15. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.438)

  16. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.476)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.132)

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