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Revolution in the Valley

By: Andy Hertzfeld
The book form of Folklore.org, "Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh computer, and the people who created it." Andy Hertzfeld was "one of the main authors of the Macintosh system software working on the core operating system and the User Interface toolbox, as well as most of the original desk accessories."

ISBN-10: 0596007191
ISBN-13: 978-0596007195
Publisher: O'Reilly
Published: December 7, 2004
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The Little Kingdom: The Private Story of Apple Computer

By: Michael Moritz
Recommended by Andy Hertzfeld as "one of the best books about Apple Computer ever written". Moritz was given access by Steve Jobs to the Macintosh team while the Macintosh was being created.

ISBN-10: 0688039731
ISBN-13: 978-0688039738
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
Published: November 1984
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Steve Jobs

By: Walter Isaacson
The authorized biography

ISBN-10: 1451648537
ISBN-13: 978-1451648539
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: October 24, 2011
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The Macintosh Way

By: Guy Kawasaki
About "making and selling a product", based on his experiences as head "Macintosh Evangelist".

ISBN-10: 0673461750
ISBN-13: 978-0673461759
Publisher: Scott Foresman Trade
Published: August 1, 1989
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ISBN-10: 0060973382
ISBN-13: 978-0060973384
Publisher: Harpercollins
Published: September 1, 1990
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Programmers At Work

By: Susan Lammers
"Interviews With 19 Programmers Who Shaped the Computer Industry", including Jef Raskin and Andy Hertzfeld.

ISBN-10: 1556152116
ISBN-13: 978-1556152115
Publisher: Tempus Books
Published: July 1, 1989
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Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple - A Journey of Adventure, Ideas and the Future

By: Authors: John Sculley, John A. Byrne
John Sculley was CEO of Apple Computer from 1983 to 1993.

ISBN-10: 0060157801
ISBN-13: 978-0060157807
Publisher: Harpercollins
Published: October 1, 1987
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ISBN-10: 5550313634
ISBN-13: 978-5550313633
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published: October 1987
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ISBN-10: 0006383432
ISBN-13: 978-0006383437
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Published: June 13, 1994
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The Third Apple: Personal Computers and the Cultural Revolution

By: Jean-Louis Gassee
Jean-Louis Gassee lead Apple's product development starting in 1985, before founding Be, Inc. in 1990.

ISBN-10: 0151898502
ISBN-13: 978-0151898503
Publisher: Harcourt
Published: February 1, 1987
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Infinite Loop: How Apple, the World's Most Insanely Great Computer Company, Went Insane

By: Michael S. Malone
By a former Apple employee, who knew Steve Jobs in childhood, but is certainly no fan.

ISBN-10: 0385486847
ISBN-13: 978-0385486842
Publisher: Currency
Published: February 16, 1999
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ISBN-10: 1854106384
ISBN-13: 978-1854106384
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
Published: April 1999
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ISBN-10: 1854106937
ISBN-13: 978-1854106933
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
Published: April 2000
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Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date

By: Robert X. Cringely
Another unflattering book, but said to be entertaining. Cringley (Mark Stephens) was at the time a columnist for InfoWorld magazine.

ISBN-10: 0201570327
ISBN-13: 978-0201570328
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Co
Published: February 1, 1992
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ISBN-10: 1559944900
ISBN-13: 978-1559944908
Audio Cassette; Abridged edition
Publisher: Harper Audio
Published: February 1992
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ISBN-10: 0670845612
ISBN-13: 978-0670845613
Publisher: Viking
Published: September 14, 1992
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ISBN-10: 0887306217
ISBN-13: 978-0887306211
Publisher: Harperbusiness
Published: February 1, 1993
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ISBN-10: 0887308554
ISBN-13: 978-0887308550
Reprint edition
Published: October 23, 1996
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Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer That Changed Everything

By: Steven Levy
Who was a columnist for MacWorld at the time.

ISBN-10: 0670852449
ISBN-13: 978-0670852444
Publisher: Viking Adult
Published: January 13, 1994
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ISBN-10: 0140232370
ISBN-13: 978-0140232370
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: January 1, 1995
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ISBN-10: 0140244921
ISBN-13: 978-0140244922
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: February 23, 1995
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ISBN-10: 0140291776
ISBN-13: 978-0140291773
Paperback, Reissue Edition
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: June 1, 2000
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Apple Confidential

By: Owen W. Linzmayer
Recommended by Jef Raskin (or at least someone claiming to be him).

ISBN-10: 188641128X
ISBN-13: 978-1886411289
Publisher: No Starch Press
Published: March 1999
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ISBN-10: 0613920058
ISBN-13: 978-0613920056
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
Published: May 1999
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ISBN-10: 1593270100
ISBN-13: 978-1593270100
Publisher: No Starch Press; 2nd edition
Published: January 2004
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