Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Young Readers’ Edition

By Ashlee Vance
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6.49 Hours 01/24/2017 unabridged
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A real-life superhero! There are few people in history who could match Elon Musk’s relentless drive and imaginative vision. A modern combination of famous inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Steve Jobs, Elon is the man behind SpaceX, Tesla, SolarCity, and PayPal. He has dedicated his energy and money to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as a science-fiction fantasy. In this lively biography, adapted for young readers, journalist Ashlee Vance offers a firsthand look into the remarkable life of Silicon Valley’s most daring person. Written with exclusive access to Elon, his family, and his friends, this book traces Elon’s journey from a kid in South Africa to a young man in the United States, his dramatic technical inventions, and his world-changing companies. Elon has sparked new levels of innovation in the world. His drive and vision have led him to revolutionize three industries at once: space, automotive, and energy.

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A real-life superhero!

There are few people in history who could match Elon Musk’s relentless drive and imaginative vision. A modern combination of famous inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Steve Jobs, Elon is the man behind SpaceX, Tesla, SolarCity, and PayPal. He has dedicated his energy and money to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as a science-fiction fantasy. In this lively biography, adapted for young readers, journalist Ashlee Vance offers a firsthand look into the remarkable life of Silicon Valley’s most daring person.

Written with exclusive access to Elon, his family, and his friends, this book traces Elon’s journey from a kid in South Africa to a young man in the United States, his dramatic technical inventions, and his world-changing companies. Elon has sparked new levels of innovation in the world. His drive and vision have led him to revolutionize three industries at once: space, automotive, and energy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A tremendous look into arguably the world’s most important entrepreneur. Vance paints an unforgettable picture of Musk’s unique personality, insatiable drive, and ability to thrive through hardship.” Washington Post on Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
“Exhaustively reported . . . this work will likely serve as the definitive account of a man whom so far we’ve seen mostly through caricature. By the final pages, too, any reader will sense the need to put comparisons to Steve Jobs aside. Give Musk credit. There is no one like him.” - The New York Times on Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
“Ashlee Vance’s portrait of the entrepreneur at mid-life is an essential read . . . a riveting portrait of Silicon Valley’s most driven entrepreneur since Steve Jobs.” The Financial Times on Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
“A masterful piece of reporting.” Vice on Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

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Author Bio: Ashlee Vance

Ashlee Vance is an award-winning feature writer for Bloomberg Businessweek. Previously, he worked for the New York Times and the Economist. Vance was born in South Africa, grew up in Texas, and attended Pomona College. He then ended up in San Francisco and has spent more than a decade covering the technology industry. Vance is a noted Silicon Valley historian.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.49
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English