Swimming Across by Andrew S. Grove
A Memoir

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Swimming Across is a personal and cultural memoir tracing Andrew Grove's most formative years. Beginning on the eve of Nazi Germany's invasion of his native Hungary and ending with his flight from communism to America 16 years later, it combines a child's sense of wonder with an engineer's passion for order and detail. Grove's uplifting autobiography depicts his family's struggle to survive in the face of a host of staggering obstacles. Nearly killed by scarlet fever at the age of four, forced into hiding by the Nazis in 1944, and dogged by anti-semitism, Andrew Grove's survival was nothing short of miraculous. These and other incredible trials combine to give a stirring picture of a childhood that would lead to a lifetime of unsurpassed achievement. In "Swimming Across", a true American hero reveals his origins and what it takes to survive...and to triumph.
 

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Andrew S. Grove is chairman and former CEO of Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California. He is the author of several books on technology and management, including High Output Management (1983), One-on-One With Andy Grove: How to Manage Your Boss, Yourself, and Your Co-Workers (1987) and Only the Paranoid Survive (1996). He has also written a weekly column on management for the San Jose Mercury News. Born September 2, 1936, in Budapest, Hungary, Grove emigrated to the U.S. in 1957 and became a naturalized citizen in 1962. He studied Chemical Engineering at City College in New York, and earned a Ph.D. in 1963 from University of California, Berkeley. He began working at Fairchild Semiconductor Research Laboratory in San Jose, California in 1963, gradually moving up the ranks to become Assistant Director of Research and Development in 1967. He joined Intel Corporation in 1968 as Vice President and Director of Operations. In 1997, Grove received the Technology Leader of the Year award from Industry Week, and was named Man of the Year by Time Magazine.
 
Published December 5, 2008 by Grand Central Publishing. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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The self-portrait of a young man, now the CEO of Intel.

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"Jesus Christ was killed by the Jews, and because of that, all of the Jews will be thrown into the Danube," says a playmate to four-year-old Andris Grof—Grove's original name. Bo

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In New York, he studies chemistry at City College, changes his name to Andy Grove, and realizes that New York weather is unkind.

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