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Sinclair Story Hardcover – November 7, 1985


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd; First Edition edition (November 7, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715619012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715619018
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,298,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mihailo Despotovic on July 28, 2003
Format: Hardcover
A great history book about Sir Clive Sinclair and his inventions.
It starts with the Clive's childhood and then progresses to how he got involved with electronic and explains his HI-FIs, pocket TVs, calcualtors, the fameous 'black watch', computers and electrical vehicles. Plenty of pictures, newspapers ads and other interesting stuff. The book ends with 1985 at the point when Maxwell hepled Sinclair from going bankrupt and we all know that Sinclair eventually sold the company for 5 million pounds to Amstrad a bit later.
Therefore, this book is not 100% complete and you won't find anything about Cambridge Computers and other more recent projects by Sinclair. Still, this is *the* book to have if you are Sinclair fan or just want to be more familiar with that part of the computing history.
I think the book is also very important because many computer history books tend to be very american oriented and to neglect the UK personal computer scene (Acorn, BBC, Sinclair...) and this book, along with dealing with Sinclair's company, also gives some glipmses of the UK computer scene in the eighties.
It's a real shame that this book is out of print and hard to find now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 30, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is a tremendous book if you can find it. Sir Clive Sinclair was a genius with some of the greatest miniature devices ever made for the consumer market. The picture is lushy illustrated with pictures and old adds. Lots of great information on products and the behinds the scenes work to make them. A++++
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