Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut

Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut

James Marcus


In a publication that Ian Frazier has referred to as “a attention-grabbing and infrequently hair-raising morality story from deep contained in the net boom,” James Marcus, employed by way of Amazon.com in 1996, while the corporate used to be so small his e mail handle should be james@amazon.com, seems to be again a decade later on the ecstatic upward push, dramatic fall, and noteworthy comeback of the consummate image of past due Nineties America.

Observing “how it used to be to be within the correct position (Seattle) on the correct time (the 90s)” (Chicago Reader), Marcus bargains a ringside seat on every little thing from his first interview with Jeff Bezos to the company’s weird and wonderful, Nordic-style retreats, developing what Jonathan Raban calls “an totally beguiling book.” For this variation, Marcus has further a brand new afterword with extra reflections on his Amazon experience.

In the culture of the main noteworthy and exciting memoirs of modern years, Marcus bargains us a modern day delusion, “a clear-eyed, first-person account, rife with digressions at the higher cultural that means all through” (Henry Alford, Newsday).

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